'Sorry Men Suck.' That's the message Kevin Smith adorned his duaghter's surprise cake with after she was almost kidnapped by a pair of fake Uber drivers. Harley Quinn Smith, who stars in her dad's upcoming comedy thriller Yoga Hosers, reported on Saturday that two men posing as Uber drivers tried to make away with. But they failed in their kidnapping scheme.
The actress had been waiting for an Uber ride outside of a Starbucks in Brentwood, California last week. The two unidentified men pulled up to Harley Quinn Smith in a large beige car and claimed that they were there to bring her to her intended destination. Here's what the actress had to say about 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!!!!"
As of now, the two white males that Harley Quinn Smith describes are still at large. As you can see in the above message, the actress is hoping to get the word out, in case these men are still out prowling for young women. And it's unclear if they knew who's daughter they were trying to kidnap. Harley Quinn Smith was unable to get a photo or a license plate, but the incident has been reported to the authorities.
Yoga Hosers just had it's debut at Sundance this past week. The film stars Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Johnny Depp. It is the second in director Kevin Smith's True North trilogy which kicked off in 2014 with Tusk and will conclude with Moose Jaws in 2018. Harley Quinn Smith began acting in her dad's films as far back as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back in 2001. She has also appeared in 2004's Jersey Girl and Clerks II in 2006. While being kidnapped is no laughing matter, dad Kevin Smith decided to lighten the mood by presenting his daughter withe the aforementioned cake. About the cake, the young actress stated the following.
"Just when I was about to lose faith in humanity after almost being kidnapped today, my dad got me this cake, and made me remember that some people, like himself, make the world a lot better."
With the two faux Uber drivers still at large, everyone, especially young woman traveling alone, are warned to be on the lookout for any suspicious Uber drivers. Yoga Hosers does not yet have a set release date. It will most likely arrive sometime this fall. What do you think about all of this? Sound off in the comment section below.