By K.C. PippenThe Washington PostWASHINGTON — A car owner in northwest Virginia said he was among a dozen people in a cab on a downtown Waco street on the night of Jan. 18 when the driver allegedly sexually assaulted the woman.
Curtis Hickey, 53, said he got out of the cab at about 7:30 p.m. and called 911.
Hickey said he didn’t realize the driver was intoxicated, but when he got in his car, the driver began walking away.
He said he looked behind him and saw the driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24, a legal limit in Virginia.
The driver was described as white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 125 pounds and wearing a black jacket with red trim and red-and-black shoes.
The man’s hands were tied and he was not wearing a seat belt, according to a police report.
Hickey said the driver got out, got into his black Ford F-150 pickup truck and drove off.
The driver was not driving a vehicle, according the police report, and Hickey did not see him after the incident.
He called 911 at about 8:30 a.m., the police said.
Handy’s Car Care in Waukesha, which sells and provides car care, was open for business at about 10 a.l.m, the day the incident happened.
A spokesman said a security guard was working at the store that day and would not confirm whether Hickey was the one who called 911 the night before.