SF Police May Bring Charges In Assault On Uber Driver

USA Today reports:

A video that shows a ride-sharing passenger ripping off her mask, coughing on a driver, attempting to steal his phone and breaking the driver’s mask has prompted a police investigation and bans from both Uber and Lyft.

San Francisco police say the incident occurred Sunday and a 32-year-old driver for Uber was the victim. The conflict began as one of three passengers refused to wear a mask, prompting the driver to end the ride, police say.

“An altercation occurred and a second passenger reached over the driver’s seat (from the rear seat area) and stole the driver’s cellphone from his hands,” police said.

Read the full article. My first post on the incident is here. The ringleader, who fancies herself an Instagram fashion influencer, has now made her page private. Her follower count has nearly tripled to almost 38,000. The video below has been viewed over 7.5 million times.