Drivers head bashed in with a brick over mistaken ride request

BurgerTiime

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Full story: https://nypost.com/2018/10/25/uber-driver-says-he-was-attacked-by-passenger-who-accidentally-ordered-carpool/amp/

A Uber driver was bashed in the head with a brick when an irate passenger went on a rampage because he ordered an Uber Pool by mistake.

Driver Joseph Gonzalez picked up the suspect — along with a woman and two kids — in the Bronx at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the driver told The Post.

But when the 51-year-old Gonzalez went to pick up another passenger, the man became irate.

“He ordered Uber Pool,” Gonzalez said. “He should have ordered Uber XL.”

Gonzalez said he offered to help the passenger, by canceling the pool and having him order again — but the man wasn’t satisfied.

“He didn’t want the other passenger to get in,” Gonzalez said. “Then he punched me in the back of the neck.”
 

uberdriverfornow

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Yeah, that's what happened, guy hits driver with a brick after he tells him he ordered an UberPool. Sure. Totally believable.

Since his wife supposedly ordered the Uber, it should be easy to find this guy if this story is real.

And where did he get the brick from ?
 

tohunt4me

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Yeah, that's what happened, guy hits driver with a brick after he tells him he ordered an UberPool. Sure. Totally believable.

Since his wife supposedly ordered the Uber, it should be easy to find this guy if this story is real.

And where did he get the brick from ?
X actly !

Was it in the car ?

Emergency Brake Brick ?

" Enquiring Minds Want to Know "!

Nothing
Nothing good comes of Pool !
Nothing !

" DRIVER HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED PENDING INVESTIGATION"

Uber has awarded passenger $500.00 in Free Rides . . .
 

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Steve_TX

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I would get a hungry attorney and sue the pants off of that pax for attempted murder, at least aggravated assault w/ a deadly weapon. A brick to the head is by legal definition a deadly weapon.

My dashcam video and attorney would guarantee that this dipstick pax would not give a rat's butt about being deactivated as a pax... he'd be more concerned with his pending prison sentence.
 

njn

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Gonzales made two mistakes, the first is not cancelling on the first trip for too many pax, the second is trying to pick up additional pax. Both against uber policy.

Hopefully it wasn't a fake account and they can track the perpetrator.
 

mrpjfresh

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Gonzales made two mistakes, the first is not cancelling on the first trip for too many pax, the second is trying to pick up additional pax. Both against uber policy.

Hopefully it wasn't a fake account and they can track the perpetrator.
From the interview with the news, english is not even a second language for Mr. Gonzales. Expecting him to comprehend the platform's rules in any detailed fashion is simply out of the question unfortunately. Of course this opens another can of worms entirely about whether he should even be driving in the first place but that's second to the assault with a deadly weapon. Hopefully the account is trackable. As long as they don't ditch the phone, we all know Uber tracks our locations even when the app is closed (unless force stopped).

I'd add his third mistake was getting out of the vehicle to tangle with the perp after the initial assault. He would likely then have never been bashed with the brick. Dude is already back behind the wheel but he's clearly not prepared enough for this gig.
 

New2This

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Driver Joseph Gonzalez picked up the suspect — along with a woman and two kids — in the Bronx at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the driver told The Post.

But when the 51-year-old Gonzalez went to pick up another passenger, the man became irate.

“He ordered Uber Pool,” Gonzalez said. “He should have ordered Uber XL.”
Unless NYC Pool is drastically different, the wife and two kids should've caused the trip to get canceled

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getawaycar

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That's why taxi drivers have plexi-glass between them and their passengers.

But rideshare drivers have their back exposed to passengers and are completely vulnerable.
You never know what kind of unhinged person you may be picking up next.

 
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