Busy Philipps details 'scary' Uber ride: 'I will not be killed tonight!'

Actress Busy Philipps recalls a scary Uber ride on her Instagram story.

Actress Busy Philipps recalls a scary Uber ride on her Instagram story.  (Reuters)

Busy Philipps is done with Uber.

The 37-year-old actress shared an unwanted incident she experienced with the taxi app early Sunday on her Instagram story. According to Philipps, she tried to call an Uber with her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein. However, things took an unusual turn when the couple entered the car.

“I said to my husband, ‘Oh, that guy was weird. Are you sure he’s not going to kill us?’ And then from the f— way back, a voice is like, ‘I promise that won’t happen’ and there was just a f— crazy, scary dude in way back of this Uber,” she described about an unknown man in the third row of the car who “didn’t make himself known.”

Seconds before I was almost murdered by a random dude in an Uber... (You can watch my story for more info..)

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“Basically I was like, ‘I will not be killed tonight!’ and I jumped out and started screaming at this freaking creepy Uber driver. I was like, ‘This is not happening. I will not be killed tonight. I’m not trying to be alarmist or whatever, but I definitely feel like those guys were trying to murder me tonight. I legitimately feel that way and it was really scary.”

The couple exited the car and made it home. Silverstein shared his take on the car ride.

“It was the weirdest thing that has ever happened to me,” said Silverstein, who added that Philipps repeated the word “no!’ as they tried to explain what happened with the ride. He thought perhaps there might have been two pick-ups at once, but Philipps wasn’t buying it.


“If you’re ever faced with this, your answer is no!” she said. Philipps added she will stop using Uber.

“I don’t feel like the police would have been helpful,” she said, adding that it's not illegal to be creepy.

An Uber communications source told PEOPLE Magazine they received feedback about the trip from the couple, but no further safety incident was reported.

“We take allegations like that seriously and we’re looking into it further,” said the source.