Be Careful and Trust Your Gut Ladies
We (three ladies) called A Happy Cab for a ride from our hotel to dinner. Upon pickup, driver asked us to sit in the back of the van because he had to pick someone else up. He assured us it was on the way. Weird, but we went ahead.
The driver was texting while driving the entire time, with shaky hands and seemed very wired.
Then he said he had to swing by the office and pulled off of Hwy 101, into a residential neighborhood, most definitely out of our way.
He pulled up in front of a house, said he needed to go check on things, got out and LOCKED THE DOORS FROM THE OUTSIDE, TOOK THE KEYS, and went into house.
By this time, we were very scared. Fortunately, we were able to unlock the door by climbing over to the driver seat.
As we were getting out, two men approached the van, one from behind the house and one out the front of the house. They looked very strung out.
We got out and started walking, ignoring their calls of "hey girls" and walked all the way back to the hotel - thankfully unharmed, but we feel that this could have gone any number of terrifying ways.
Very sketchy, and terrifying. We talked to the Lincoln City PD about our experience and they said they don't recommend A Happy Cab. We will definitely use Taxi 101 next time.
Be careful ladies. Trust your gut.