Jailed ex-Uber driver faces additional burglary, peeping Tom charges

Jailed ex-Uber driver faces additional burglary, peeping Tom charges

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Patrick McElroy (Credit: Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Office)
  • Story Highlights
  • A 30-year-old man faces more than two dozen charges.
  • Patrick McElroy was arrested Sept. 29 on peeping Tom and burglary charges.
  • Police believe McElroy used his position as an Uber driver to target women.

A man accused of using his job as an Uber driver to target women has been charged with more crimes since his Sept. 29 arrest, police said.

Patrick McElroy, 30, has a total of six peeping Tom, 17 burglary and five larceny theft charges, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.

McElroy was arrested after University of Georgia students reported a “creepy” man taking pictures outside their windows.

UGA student Kristin Brady said her surveillance camera caught McElroy lurking around her windows before her home was burglarized of credit cards, prescriptions and “anything they (could) take,” The AJC previously reported.

She said she recognized McElroy when he picked her up as an Uber driver about a week later.

“I think he was trying to get some information from girls,” Brady said. “(He was) just talking and gossiping trying to find out where everyone was going.”

Rodriguez said police believe McElroy returned to residences where he dropped off women. An Uber representative said McElroy is no longer with the company.

“What’s been described is disturbing and unacceptable,” Uber said in a statement. “The driver’s access has been removed from the app.”

Rodriguez said police believe there are more victims.

Those with information or who believe they are victims of McElroy are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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