An Uber driver was attacked by passengers in his car after he ended the ride because they did not want to wear a mask.
A dashcam video showing the passengers coughing at the driver and assaulting him has surfaced online, going viral across social media.
According to Fox 10, the incident occurred Sunday afternoon in San Francisco where a mask mandate requires rideshare passengers to wear a face covering.
The driver, Subhakar Khadka, reportedly pulled over at a gas station and ended the ride after getting into an argument with the passengers because one of them wasn’t wearing a mask.
This is when the women began to assault Khadka, pulling his mask off his face and snatch his cell phone. According to Fox 10, police say one of the women pepper-sprayed the driver as they got out of the car.
Uber has a strict “No Mask. No Ride” policy, allowing drivers to cancel a trip and report it to Uber’s support team by selecting “No face cover or mask.”
“The behavior seen in the video is appalling. The rider no longer has access to Uber” the rideshare company said in a statement.
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