Her offering to pay the fare to return her stuff is far more than most and should be rewarded; bouncing that driver would be appropriate.
You know she would of probably tipped more than just the fare. Out of town single woman would of been thrilled to get her ID back. The woman did an awesome job. I bet that driver was shi%^ing bricks when a selfie of a cop saying extortion charges came through his text.
Perhaps not, but demanding more money to return it is where he crossed the line. If a passenger offered to pay the fare as she did, common decency dictates cooperation. If that wasn't possible, he could take it to a local police precinct for them to deal with.Uber's guidelines towards this state that the driver is not responsible for lost items in a car. He didn't have to do anything.
Uber's guidelines became null and void as soon as the driver broke the law and attempted to commit extortion. The driver went about it the wrong way. He should of told the woman of his "extremely busy schedule" and had her offer more to get her purse back. As long as the driver says he can return the purse (in person, by mail, Uber lost and found, police station etc) at some point and time then he's fine. The driver screwed up when he said he could return the purse, but demanded money for it.Uber's guidelines towards this state that the driver is not responsible for lost items in a car. He didn't have to do anything.