- An Uber customer was banned from the popular ride-hailing platform after assaulting a Nepalese driver
- She took to social media to vent her frustration and said she'd use another ride-hailing platform, Lyft
- Following the endorsement, Lyft issued a statement that it had permanently banned the customer for her treatment of the Uber driver
An American woman went on an angry rant in an Uber and assaulted the driver, Subhakar Khadka, by pulling off his mask and coughing on him. She then tried to take his phone which he ripped out of her hands. The footage was caught on camera.
She had accused the driver of trying to force her out of the car in a neighbourhood that was not safe. According to statements made to the police, the driver had ended the trip early because one of the passengers refused to wear a mask.
Khadka, from Nepal, revealed that the passenger had pepper-sprayed him on her way out of the car and issued bigoted remarks.
Uber reviewed the footage of the altercation and banned the customer, according to KPIX.
She took to social media to vent her frustration and said that she was going to use another ride-hailing company Lyft.
Following her endorsement of Lyft, the company released a statement that it had also banned the customer. The ride-hailing company said in a statement to KPIX:
“Although this incident did not involve the Lyft platform, the unacceptable treatment of the driver in this video compelled us to permanently remove the rider from the Lyft community. Driving in a pandemic is not easy. Please wear a mask, respect one another, and be a good person.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that kindness and generosity in the world could be the only thing keeping many afloat especially during this difficult time where many are struggling.
There have been many recorded moments of kindness and one could probably be headed for the top as many would even considering it as a gift of the year.
A lady TikToker, @lexylately, delighted many on social media after her incredible display of affection after she tipped an Uber driver R15 000.
In other news, when Shane Davison found a seller for his TV on Facebook Marketplace, he did not expect to get scammed. Luckily for him, a kind Uber driver named Ernest came to the rescue and helped him get his TV back.
Ernest was sent by the driver to pick up the TV from Shane after receiving proof of payment. The payment seemed a bit sketchy as it did not contain a reference number. Ernest sent Shane the pin location for where he dropped off the TV when Shane told him he had not received the funds.
The payment was supposed to be immediate. Ernest realised that Shane had been scammed and quickly sprung into action to locate the TV in the area he dropped it off. He found the TV and contacted Shane.
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