- Malaysia King, the woman who allegedly assaulted an Uber driver has been arrested in Las Vegas
- She had allegedly coughing on Subhakar Khadka, from Nepal, took his phone and ripped his mask off
- Another passenger, Arna Kimiai, has communicated through her lawyers that she will turn herself in
- She was banned by Uber and Lyft after the incident due to her behaviour which was caught on camera
An incident on Sunday sparked widespread condemnation when a woman, Malaysia King, allegedly coughed on an Uber driver, snatched his phone and pulled his mask off.
Another of the three passengers, Arna Kimiai, 24, has communicated through her lawyers that she would turn herself in.
The Uber driver, Subhakar Khadka, from Nepal, had become the target of the passengers' wrath when he asked them to get out of his car because one of the women was not wearing a mask according to Huffington Post.
She was subsequently banned from Uber. She took to social media to vent her frustration and said that she would use another ride-hailing platform, Lyft, in future.
Lyft banned her for her treatment of the Uber driver. the 24-year-old was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Following her endorsement of Lyft the company released a statement that it had also banned the customer.
“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,” the ride-hailing company said in a statement to KPIX. “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 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 a 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.
In other news, DJ Tira took to social media recently to let millions of his followers know that he is tired of driving himself around. The musician, who has a fleet of luxury cars, shared that he now wants a personal driver.
Makoya Bearings took to Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday, 16 February and posted a couple of snaps seated inside a posh Mercedes Benz. The Afrotainment boss captioned his post:
"It's time to get a driver."
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Source: Briefly News