Video Shows Uber Passenger Beating Up His Driver

By Adam Clark Estes on at

Uber driver Edward Caban was politely trying to get directions to his passenger’s destination, but his passenger was too drunk to sit up straight. Caban then pulled into a car park and politely told the passenger that he was too drunk to give him directions so he had to end the trip. The drunk passenger was confused at first and then became violent, beating the driver with is fists. The driver magically produced some pepper spray and blasted the passenger, who would soon receive a free ride in a police car.

Caban uploaded his dashcam footage soon after the incident. What’s unnerving about the situation (beyond the violence, of course) is the fact that this is a common occurrence among Uber drivers. Caban, for one, clearly sensed trouble because he spun the dash cam around just before ending the trip. He said in the video’s caption that he wanted to show people what Uber drivers had to deal with.

The passenger in this saga got arrested and charged with assault and public drunkenness. He’s now banned from using Uber for life. [CNN]

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