In a video that is now going viral on social media, the plight of one Uber driver is highlighted as he is harassed by three women who are not wearing a face mask. The incident took place in the United States where an Uber driver denied a ride to three women after they failed to comply with pandemic prevention rules of wearing a face mask.
The footage recorded by Uber driver Subhakar Khadka’s dash camera showed how one of the women sitting right behind him jumped at him and tried to take off his mask that eventually broke off and even coughed at him. According to a report by KPIX 5, the footage was shot on Sunday afternoon and according to San Francisco police, one of the women even sprayed what is believed to be pepper spray into the vehicle and towards the driver after leaving the vehicle.
According to a tweet by ABC7 News reporter Dion Lim, Uber driver Subhakar told her that he picked up the three women in the Bayview on Sunday and after asking one of them to wear a mask, he was subjected to derogatory slurs, taunting and one of them even grabbed his phone.
The incident has certainly affected him and he has taken a few days off.
⚠️ : ⚠️ Uber driver Subhakar told me he picked up 3 women in the Bayview yesterday & after asking one to wear a mask was subject to slurs, taunting & one grabbing his phone. He’s taking a few days off.
SFPD is investigating. pic.twitter.com/o99pOooWsw
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) March 9, 2021
Meanwhile, another report by KPIX 5 mentioned that the ride-hailing service Lyft has banned one of the women caught on camera coughing on and assaulting the Uber driver who refused her and her friends, service over not wearing masks.
Some of the netizens are livid after watching the footage as some even ask if they bring back public shaming to shame the three women. While another user commented that the driver should have dropped the three women at a police station.
Next time drop them at police station.— Beaten Whale (@BeatenWhale) March 10, 2021
id lock the doors and drive in the middle of no where, drop em off and just leave— ana⁷⧖ (@namjesushotline) March 10, 2021
These women make life impossible for other women. You grab this man's phone and assault hím and when he turns around, you're screaming "don't grab me"?! Stop f*ckin it up for women who don't want to see every living men in jail! Apologize to this man!!— B. D. (@BarDekker) March 10, 2021
One user suggested that he would have locked the doors and driven in the middle of nowhere and then dropped the ladies off and just left. Meanwhile, another comment slammed the “anti-mask gang” who live in a whole new woke world with their predefined victim cards.