An UberX driver circled back to the home of a passenger he’d recently dropped off at the airport and tried to burglarize the place — only to find that his intended victim had a roommate, Denver police said.

Gerald Montgomery, 51, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted burglary, Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said on Wednesday.

Jackson, speaking by phone, added that Montgomery dropped off his intended victim at Denver International Airport on Thursday, then returned to the home that afternoon and tried to break in “with burglary tools.”

He quickly abandoned the attempt after the intended victim’s roommate confronted him as he tried to enter the home, Jackson added.

The local Fox affiliate reports that the roommate had just returned home and explained on Facebook that a burglar “was about to get in the back door. He probably thought no one else was here.” 

Friends that take Uber, please be careful,” she added.  

According to Denver’s NBC affiliate, “investigators were able to connect the burglary to the Uber driver, because the victim had taken a screenshot of her receipt, which showed the driver’s picture. She sent that screenshot to her roommate who said that was the guy who tried to break in.”

An arrest warrant was issued on Friday.

Montgomery was arrested Tuesday, and, according to the Denver Post, is being held on a $10,000 bond, with a court appearance scheduled for Friday.

Taylor Patterson, an Uber spokesman, said in an emailed statement that Montgomery’s access to Uber’s database was “immediately deactivated” pending the results of an investigation. “We remain committed to supporting the Denver law enforcement in any way we can,” the statement adds.

Uber has spoken to the rider, refunded her ride, and explained to her that the driver is now deactivated from their system. The company has also been in touch with Denver police.

Uber performed a background check on Montgomery before hiring him but found that he did not have a criminal record.

The incident appears to be one of several recent safety controversies facing the company. In December, an Uber driver was charged with sexually assaulting one of his Chicago passengers. A Los Angeles-area driver is also under investigation after being accused of sexual assault, as the Los Angeles Times notes. A driver in Orlando was arrested and charged with battery in September after he allegedly put his hand down a female passenger’s shirt.

The cases have sparked criticism of the precautions Uber takes to ensure the safety of its passengers. The company explains the background check procedures it uses for new drivers on its Web site, writing:

All Uber ridesharing and livery partners must go through a rigorous background check. The three-step screening we’ve developed across the United States, which includes county, federal and multi-state checks, has set a new standard. These checks go back 7 years, the maximum allowable by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We apply this comprehensive and new industry standard consistently across all Uber products, including uberX.
Screening for safe drivers is just the beginning of our safety efforts. Our process includes prospective and regular checks of drivers’ motor vehicle records to ensure ongoing safe driving. Unlike the taxi industry, our background checking process and standards are consistent across the United States and often more rigorous than what is required to become a taxi driver.

[This post has been updated]