PALO ALTO — The Palo Alto Police Department have announced the arrest of an Uber driver who allegedly groped a female passenger after going to her home to return a lost cell phone.
According to Palo Alto Police Department Lieutenant Zach Perron, “On Sunday, October 30th, at about 12:27 AM, our 24-hour dispatch center received a report of a sex crime that had occurred at a home in the area of Los Trancos Road and Alpine Road.”
The incident occurred when a married couple hailed an Uber driver to take them home. Once home, the female passenger discovered that she’d left her phone in the vehicle and contacted their driver to return. When she approached the vehicle to retrieve her phone, 35-year-old Pedro Liborio-Anorv allegedly tried kissing her while groping her breasts.
The incident was reported to Uber but was not reported to the Palo Alto Police Department.
Perron said, “About an hour later, at about 12:25 a.m., the victim received a call from the suspect stating that he was outside her home.” Now, fearing for her safety, she called police. Palo Alto Police responded to the scene, however officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Police were able to identify him as 35-year-old Pedro Liborio-Anorve of Redwood City, and officers arrested him without incident at his home in the 3400 block of Michael Drive just before 4:00 AM.
Liborio-Anorve was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony sexual battery and misdemeanor stalking.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Palo Alto Police 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.