Updated 3:15 p.m.
A reported attempted kidnapping by the driver of a Lyft car last night in San Francisco was a misunderstanding between the hard-of-hearing driver and his passenger, according to police, who say they're no longer investigating the incident.
The driver picked up the woman on Corbett Avenue near Mars Street at around 11:20 p.m. Police Department spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said the woman jumped out of the car, a silver Nissan Quest, when the driver headed in the opposite direction of the one she'd requested. The woman suffered a broken ankle.
Esparza said Friday afternoon that officers were able to reach the driver via TTY telephone -- a special telephone for the deaf.
"He never heard her say anything," Esparza said.