Law enforcement is searching for a man who has allegedly posed as an rideshare driver to pick up young women, including University of South Carolina students, and held them against their will – with one claiming he assaulted a female while offering her a ride home.
Farris Kaloti, 28, is wanted by the University of South Carolina Police and the Columbia Police Department, according to multiple reports.
A Carolina Alert crime bulletin was issued Tuesday evening related about Kaloti, dailygamecock.com reported.
Kaloti allegedly offered rides to females/students taking them to places other than their desired destinations and refusing to let them out of the vehicle, wach.com reported.
On Nov. 26, two females, ages 21 and 18, reported to the Columbia Police Department that they got a ride from Kaloti. One female described feeling uncomfortable during the trip and getting out of the car.
In an attempt to help her friend follow suit, CPD said Kaloti allegedly pushed and pulled the first female, while trying to prevent the other female from leaving.
After a brief struggle, Kaloti drove away from