Cabbie lured victim by offering to show her Pokémon Go spot, authorities say

Muhammad Mahmood

CBS Chicago

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- A cab driver lured his victim to a secluded spot by convincing her it was a good place to play Pokémon Go, authorities said, CBS Chicago reports.

Muhammad Mahmood, 39, faces sexual assault and kidnapping charges. 

After midnight on July 23, a 25-year-old was sexually assaulted, police say. The woman had drinks at a bar and left in Mahmood’s cab, police say. He then allegedly asked the woman if she played Pokémon Go. She said yes, and he allegedly drove her to a lake in Schaumburg, telling her it was a preferred “Pokestop.”

Prosecutors accuse Mahmood of then sexually assaulting the woman in the back of his car, before leaving her in a parking lot, where she was able to call for help. 

Police say DNA collected in this case matches a sample in another case.

Mahmood was ordered held on $2.5 million bail.