Right when you think Uber is back to serving its customers the right way, another incident has popped up with the car-sharing franchise.
According to the AJC, Atlanta police are looking into an incident that involved an Uber driver pulling a gun out on a valet worker while waiting for a customer in the city.
Channel 2 Action News reported that the Uber driver was outside northwest Atlanta’s JCT Kitchen about 8 p.m. Aug. 30 when he was approached by the valet.
“That employee asked the Uber driver to move forward to park in a designated space, at which time an altercation ensued,” Atlanta police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk told Channel 2. “Subsequently, the Uber drive pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employee and told him he was going to kill him.”
The driver left before the police could arrest him, but they claim he is facing an aggravated assault case.
Uber released a statement on the matter, but hasn’t clarified if the driver is still working with the company.
“Safety is Uber’s #1 priority,” the company said in the statement. “We take reports like this seriously and are treating the matter with the utmost urgency.”
Lawmakers in Georgia are pushing for a bill that gives car-sharing companies the same rules as taxi drivers, including an additional tax on charges, extensive background checks, and more. The bill is still pending.
SOURCE: AJC | VIDEO CREDIT: News Inc.