Director Kevin Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, recently took to Instagram to share her alarming story of nearly getting kidnapped while waiting for her ride.
The 16-year-old had requested a driver through her Uber app, and as she waited for its arrival, she noticed two men pulling up in a big beige vehicle. They had an Uber sign in their front window, but she knew something was off. When she saw that they didn’t even have the app on their phones, Harley bolted fast.
Read the PSA message she posted to Instagram after the incident:
“PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES- I was just standing outside a Starbucks in Brentwood, where I was waiting for my uber when a large, beige car drove up to me and tried to get me to think they were my uber. There were two white men (age 20-30) in the driver (blonde hair) and passenger (brown hair) seat with an uber sign on their front window, but they were most definitely not uber drivers. When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn’t answer me and said to get in the car. They didn’t have the uber app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap a girl standing on her own. Protect yourself and never ever get in a car without checking that it’s the correct car first!!! I was in too much haze of fear that I wasn’t thinking straight enough to think to take a picture of the drivers or the license plate, but if you see a car like this PLEASE report it to the police and stop them from trying to pray on other young girls!!! We have already reported it to the police, but more information would be helpful in finding them. Be careful and look out for yourself/others!!!!”
Though Harley was pretty shaken up about the incident, her dad did something that put a huge smile right back on her face after the traumatic experience.
In playful jest, he wrote “Sorry Men Suck” in pink icing.
Leave it to good ol’ dad to make us smile and remind us of the good men still left in this world.
SHARE Harley’s story to warn others who may be put in her vulnerable situation—and moreover, to remind the world that even “near kidnappings” can have a happy ending. 🙂