A woman who took off her mask, assaulted, coughed on, and ultimately pepper sprayed an Uber driver, was planning on taking her business elsewhere—until she was thwarted.
The woman, who remains unidentified, was captured on the dash-cam of an Uber coughing on her driver and screaming at him he was disrespectful and grabbing his phone out of his hands.
UBER RIDERS COUGH ON, ASSAULT, PEPPER SPRAY DRIVER Driver Subhakar Khadka, who is South Asian, says he believes he… https://t.co/43HZHfMo30— Betty Yu (@Betty Yu)1615265954.0
When he noticed one of the passengers was not wearing a mask, he asked her politely to wear one. He drove them to a… https://t.co/rPbAHA6Vvm— Betty Yu (@Betty Yu)1615265997.0
He said that the woman in red pepper sprayed him "like a roach." Khadka said “if I was another complexion, I would… https://t.co/thG1N3V7AR— Betty Yu (@Betty Yu)1615266029.0
This happened in the Bayview Police District @sfpd The pickup point was in Portola at San Bruno and Felton. Ride e… https://t.co/GGvJaRVG2J— Betty Yu (@Betty Yu)1615325172.0
Police say the driver chose to discontinue the ride because one of the passengers refused to wear a mask.
While being assaulted, the driver was also pelted by racial slurs, profanity and other colorful language from the other two passengers.
The woman who coughed on him then made a video after the fact.
California anti-masker who coughed on a driver says she plans to sue Uber https://t.co/IjlGs0wnRg— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey)1615308182.0
She said she planned to sue Uber for the incident, as she said the driver was dropping them in what she deemed an "unsafe" neighborhood.
"That's why I take Lyft!" she said, but Lyft was pretty quick to shut that one down.
@davenewworld_2 Although this incident did not involve the Lyft platform, the unacceptable treatment of the driver… https://t.co/lrRV2sc7ay— Lyft (@Lyft)1615318924.0
Lyft has also responded 👇🏻 @lyft @KPIXtv https://t.co/2xLBEwvQ8T— Betty Yu (@Betty Yu)1615325259.0
"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," wrote the ride-share platform.
"Driving in a pandemic is not easy. Please wear a mask, respect one another, and be a good person."
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@lyft @davenewworld_2 Lyft said https://t.co/O68n1Px7Es— Mexican Rug Dealer (@Mexican Rug Dealer)1615320868.0
@lyft @davenewworld_2 Said Lyft was like : https://t.co/z7Xt0iNJYX— 🔱 (@🔱)1615367202.0
@lyft @davenewworld_2 Lyft over here like........ https://t.co/G3iymGcdSw— Sean Imadiyi (@Sean Imadiyi)1615360344.0
@lyft @davenewworld_2 Bro, her next video is gonna be “so Lyft blocked me so that’s why my momma driving me everywh… https://t.co/rRc0nTQQAV— Dean Ski (@Dean Ski)1615321349.0
The driver, Subhakar Khadka, a 32-year-old man from Nepal, now has a GoFundMe after Uber reportedly refused to "help him with lost wages and cleaning," giving him only $20 initially in compensation.
He has already raised over $50,000.