One of the women seen in a video harassing and attacking an Uber driver has been arrested, the San Francisco Police Department announced Thursday. Another suspect has said she will turn herself in.
By Amy Graff, SFGATE
The Las Vegas Police Department apprehended 24-year-old Malaysia King earlier Thursday in connection with the incident that occurred on Sunday in the Portola neighborhood of San Francisco, according to a statement.
King faces multiple charges, including assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery, conspiracy and violation of health and safety code, police said.
Another suspect, 24-year-old Arna Kimiai, remains at large, but her legal counsel told San Francisco police that she will turn herself in to the nearest law enforcement agency.
“The behavior captured on video in this incident showed a callous disregard for the safety and wellbeing of an essential service worker in the midst of a deadly pandemic,” Lt. Tracy McCray, who heads the San Francisco Police Department’s Robbery Detail, said in a statement. “We take this conduct very seriously in San Francisco, and we’re committed to ensuring that justice is done in this case.”
While an arrest has been made, the department said the incident continues to be investigated.
A GoFundMe was launched for Khadka, raising more than $63,000 as of Thursday evening.
The fundraiser was organized by Cyan Banister, an early investor in Uber who was appalled by the amount of money Uber gave to the driver after the incident.