KRON4 has obtained court documents Wednesday that detail the disturbing crimes committed against four women by San Francisco’s alleged “Rideshare Rapist.”
Orlando Vilchez Lazo, a 36-year-old undocumented immigrant, is accused of posing as a ride-hailing driver to prey on intoxicated women.
The San Francisco Police Department say they connected Lazo to the four sexual assaults through forensic DNA evidence.
Police arrested him Thursday for rape, false imprisonment, and kidnapping. Lazo is jailed in lieu of $4.2 million in bail.
All four attacks unfolded in similar ways; the victims were drinking at San Francisco bars or nightclubs, ordered a rideshare home, but were instead picked up by a man who raped them.
Also, in all four cases, the attacker was able to separate the victims’ from their phones.
The following is a summary of each incident report detailing the assaults.
They are graphic and may be disturbing to some readers
November 1, 2013: Victim One
In the early morning hours, Victim One left Virgil’s Sea Room, a bar in the Mission District and hailed a ride from Lyft to take her home.
The victim has been drinking and was intoxicated. She had difficulty requesting a ride at first but eventually was able to and was picked up by a driver claiming to be her ride.
At one point, she fell asleep and then woke up in an unknown parking lot surrounded by warehouse buildings.
The victim got scared when she realized there were no people in the area.
She told the driver that this was not the location she had requested. But he then began to touch her shoulder and neck.
The victim demanded to be taken home. Instead, the man began to kiss her. She tried to push him away but was unable to keep him off her.
The victim began to cry and begged him to take her home.
He refused, pulled off her clothes and raped her as she cried.
When he was finished, he got back into the driver’s seat of the car. She put her clothes back on and told him she wouldn’t tell anyone if he took her home.
He drove the victim home. She then went to San Francisco General Hospital to get a sexual assault kit performed and made a report to the San Francisco Police Department.
February 18, 2018: Victim Two
Victim Two was out with friends at Temple Bar, a nightclub in the South of Market area, when she got sick from drinking and left a little after midnight.
She left the club with a friend who ordered an Uber, but the driver refused to take them because the victim felt like she was going to be sick.
Shortly after, a driver pulled up and asked if they needed a ride. The victim’s friend believed it was another Uber so both women got into the car.
About two blocks later, the victim said she needed to vomit so they pulled over. The driver told the friend to get the victim water from a street vendor.
While the friend was buying a bottle of water, the driver drove off with the victim inside.
The victim was in and out of consciousness, but remembers coming to and realizing she was alone in the car.
She demanded the driver take her home and repeatedly told the driver her address.
Instead, he drove her to a secluded location and got in the backseat with her. He cut her clothes off, got on top of her and raped her.
The victim told him to stop but he refused until he was finished.
She then demanded he take her home, which he did. She told her roommates about what happened and they called the police.
The victim gave police a statement and then was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
May 5, 2018: Victim Three
Victim Three went to a bar with friends where she consumed several glasses of wine.
When she was ready to go home, she requested an Uber and got into the backseat of a car that arrived at her location at around 1 a.m.
The driver took her to an unknown location, parked the car, got out and opened her passenger door.
He stood in front of the victim with a knife and threatened her.
The man got into the backseat, pulled off her clothes and sexually assaulted her. She tried to fight back briefly but stopped as she was afraid for her life.
The man got off her and drove her home where she called the police and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
June 10, 2018: Victim Four
Victim Four was leaving Temple Bar when she ordered an Uber to take her home at around 1 a.m. The rest of her friends stayed at the nightclub.
The victim was falling asleep and waking up throughout the ride until she remembers waking up and realizing her hands were wet.
She also realized she was at an unknown location and the driver was in the backseat of the car with her.
He began to threaten her and held a knife to her neck. The victim then realized her hands were wet with her own blood from her trying to fend off the knife.
The man threatened her multiple times, pulled off her clothes and began to sexually assault her.
She tried to resist but he got on top of her. He attempted to rape her but she continued to distract and confuse him until he stopped holding her down.
The victim was then able to get the door open and after a struggle was able to get out of the car and run away.
She started running downhill until she found a house that she felt safe going to. She was taken in by the residents and was able to call 911. She was then taken to the hospital.
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