By KPIX Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Video shows an Uber driver being harassed and assaulted after he refused three passengers service in a dispute over masks.
It all began when the driver, Subhakar Khadka, picked up the women Sunday afternoon.
When he noticed one woman wasn’t wearing a mask, he said he asked her to put one on.
He said he drove to a nearby gas station so she could buy one, but by then, the racial slurs and taunting had already begun.
The video shows the passengers harassing Khadka. The woman seated behind Khadka takes off her mask and coughs on Khadka. She then steals his phone, rips off his mask and strikes him.
He said after the women eventually got out of his car, the woman seen in the video wearing red, pepper-sprayed the inside of his car.
Khadka said Uber gave him $120 in cleaning funds after multiple requests, but he said that’s not enough.
Uber said in a statement: “The behavior seen in the video is appalling. The rider no longer has access to Uber.”
Police are investigating the incident.
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