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Kevin Smith's teenage daughter: Uber driver impostors tried to 'kidnap' me

The 16-year-old daughter of filmmaker Kevin Smith reported Saturday that two men posing as drivers tried to kidnap her — prompting the actress's dad to buy her a cake decorated with the phrase "Sorry Men Suck."

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Director Kevin Smith and daughter Harley Quinn.

A star of her dad's latest release — the Sundance-screened "Yoga Hosers" — Harley Quinn Smith told her Instagram followers last week that she'd been waiting for an Uber ride outside a Starbucks in Brentwood, California, where she said two men drove up in a "large, beige car" and claimed they were there to pick her up as her drivers.

"When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn't answer me and said to get in the car," part of her Instagram caption reads. "They didn't have the [Uber] app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap a girl standing on her own. Protect yourself and never ever get in a car without checking that it's the correct car first!!!"

Harley's account described the alleged culprits as "two white men" between the ages of 20 and 30, one with blond hair and another with brown hair. She stated their vehicle had an Uber sign "on their front window, but they were most definitely not [Uber] drivers."

The actress — whose earliest movie credits include the Kevin Smith movies "Clerks II," "Jersey Girl" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" — stated that she was in "too much haze of fear" to photograph the drivers and the license plate, but implored followers with tips to report to police and stop criminals "from trying to [prey] on other young girls!!!"

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Director Kevin Smith (L) and Harley Quinn Smith discuss “Yoga Hosers” at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016 on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)

The caption concludes, "We have already reported it to the police, but more information would be helpful in finding them. Be careful and look out for yourself/others!!!!"

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Filmmaker Kevin Smith (L) and actress Harley Quinn Smith attend the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner at Cisero's Bar on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Known for cinematic comedies, her dad, it appeared, brought some dark humor to the situation, presenting her with the aforementioned cake adorned with an apology for his gender's worst representatives.

"Just when I was about to lose faith in humanity after almost being kidnapped today, my dad got me this cake," the caption to Harley's follow-up photo reads, "and made me remember that some people, like himself, make the world a lot better."

Smith also addressed the incident on Twitter:

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Smith, and Harley Quinn Smith attend the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner at Cisero's Bar on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

A spokesperson for Uber told TODAY.com via email Thursday that the "very core aspects of Uber and Uber's technology are intended to keep riders and drivers safe before, during, and after the ride." Uber rides come with first names, photos and license plate numbers; trip tracking with the help of GPS; and "accountability through feedback and ratings from riders and drivers."

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The Uber representative also referred to the company website, which details other ways the company aims for a safe experience, including California background checks conducted by Checkr, which the transportation company says is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

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