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Man arrested after allegedly raping woman while pretending to be Uber driver

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 09:34:26-05

CLEVELAND — A man has been arrested after he was accused of raping a woman while pretending to be an Uber driver, according to police.

On Monday morning, police observed a 2018 white Jeep Compass driving east on Woodland Avenue with no headlights or taillights.

Police approached the vehicle and found Monty Nath inside with a woman.

Officers smelled alcohol on Nath's breath and asked him to step out of the car. As Nath exited, they noticed that his pants were unzipped and that there was a pair of red boxers on the driver's side floor, according to the police report.

Nath told police that he was heading home from Barley House and "messed around" with the woman, according to the police report. He said he was taking her back to his house in Shaker Heights.

At the same time, the woman told officers she ordered the Uber to take her back home in Elyria.

When officers told the woman she was headed in the opposite direction of Elyria, she opened her Uber app to show that she ordered one, but it had been canceled, according to the police report.

According to the report, the woman was looking for her Uber after leaving The Ivy and walked up to Nath's car when she saw it and asked him if he was her Uber.

Police asked Nath if he was an Uber and asked them to show them his credentials. Nath opened his phone to show her address plugged into Google Maps, not Uber, according to the police report.

Nath has been arrested for rape and driving under the influence.