10/05/2011 03:25 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Metro Access Cab Driver Takes Developmentally Disabled Man On 4-Hour 'Ride To Nowhere' (VIDEO)

Metro, Washington, D.C.'s transit system, is looking into a claim that a developmentally disabled man was taken on a mysterious four-hour cab ride.

The cab driver was contracted by Metro Access, the company's transportation service for disabled riders, reports.

Bernie Doyle said that his son Rory, an autistic 21-year-old, was picked up on Sept. 22 from a program he attended in Gaithersburg, Md., about 30 miles outside of D.C., and did not arrive at his home for four hours.

Concerned for his son's safety, Doyle tracked the journey from a computer linked to the GPS device on his son's cell phone. According to tracking records, Rory was taken on a roundabout route 30 miles away from his destination.

"I thought he was being abducted," Bernie Doyle told the news network.

Doyle said he called Metro Access, in an attempt to re-direct the cab, and was told the driver could not be contacted. Although Rory appeared unharmed when he got home, Doyle said the detour remains unexplained.

According to Metro Access spokesperson, Dan Stessel, an investigation was launched Oct. 4.

"We're looking at phone records and we want to talk to the driver involved," Stessel told the news outlet.


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