Lancaster Uber driver convicted after threatening passenger with gun

LANCASTER, Pa. – An Uber driver in Lancaster County faces 14 years behind bars for threatening a passenger with a gun.

Lorenzo Lee Plauger, 28 of the 30 block of West New Avenue in Lancaster was convicted of aggravated assault and two prices of straightforward assault referring to the August 2020 incident. 

A jury returned its verdict on March 23 following a two-day trial. 

The jury discovered Plauger responsible of threatening his Uber passenger at gunpoint. On August 30, police had been known as to S. Franklin Avenue for the reported theft. 

An investigation revealed Plauger pulled into an alleyway close to E. Mifflin Avenue and locked the doorways of the automobile earlier than pulling out a black handgun, pointing it on the sufferer’s head and saying, “give me all of your cash you bought.”

Police report the sufferer was capable of seize the gun and battle it out of Plauger’s grip. The gun then fell between the automotive seat and the driving force’s door. Plauger then struck the sufferer along with his palms earlier than the sufferer was capable of escape.

Lancaster County Choose Dennis Reinaker will order the sentence at a later date. Plauger faces a most of 14 years in jail.

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