Samuel Texidor: Do not accept a ride from this man ladies
Of course you have to wonder if Samuel Texidor took an Uber ride to wherever he is now hiding out.
In Eastern Hampshire District Court this morning the Commonwealth asked for and immediately received an arrest warrant for Mr. Texidor after he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and flew the coop.
Since his arrest for sexual assault on a UMass student last month Uber has upgraded their security by having drivers take a selfie when they first log on for the night making it a tad harder to pull a Texidor and pose as one in order to prey on young women.
UPDATE 3:00 PM from the DA's office:
He was not a fake Uber driver, but a real Uber driver using a fake identity in order to make age requirements. He is 18 and you must be 21 to be an Uber driver. That was discussed at the dangerousness hearing.At a dangerousness hearing, a judge must make two findings (two prongs):1. Probable cause that defendant is dangerous 2. Clear and Convincing evidence that no conditions of release will protect the victim and/or communityIn this case, the Commonwealth asked that he be detained. The Court found him dangerous (prong 1) but also found there were conditions of release that could protect the community/victim. Just because one is found dangerous, does not mean they will be held (which is why there is a second prong).He was released on GPS with house arrest, SA/NC from victim, SA from Amherst, cease Uber employment.
Update 10:00 PM
Perp was arrested in Holyoke.