PHILADELPHIA - Two teens are in police custody after authorities say they carjacked and beat a rideshare driver on Tuesday morning in Mantua.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters the incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. when 16th District police responded to 50th and Westminster.
Authorities say responding officers were met by an injured 55-year-old man who said he was a rideshare driver for Uber who was carjacked and attacked by four men.
Small says the rideshare driver said the four individuals pulled him out of the car and began punching and kicking him, even while he lay on the ground, before they jumped into his black Toyota RAV4 and took off. RELATED: Philadelphia carjackings: Police data highlights Philadelphia's continuing problem with carjackingsThe rideshare driver was able to give police a description of the car and within minutes, police spotted the car on 46th and Lancaster, Small says.