An Uber driver in San Francisco got attacked and coughed upon by three women after one of them refused to wear a mask.
The shocking video shows three women getting into the car, while two of them were wearing a mask. The driver asked the third to put her mask on, and things escalated from that point forward.
This is another in a series of attacks against the Asian Uber drivers. This incident happened Sunday at about 12:45 p.m. at San Bruno Ave. and Silver Ave.
The disturbing video was filmed by the driver
The video was shot by the driver, 32-year-old Subhakar Khadka.
It's clear that the women became agitated once he asked the maskless woman to put on a mask. She refused, so the driver took them to the gas station to get her a mask.
The women became even more hostile, using pepper spray and coughing on the Uber driver. At some point one stated:
"Now you gonna get beat the f*** up."
They took his phone, tried to take off his mask while mocking the driver mercilessly. He believes it was because he's Asian. The police are investigating the case, as Khadka already gave his statement to the press:
"I never said anything bad to them."
"I never cursed, I was not raised that way. I don't hit people, I am not raised that way, so they were not getting out of my car."
The driver added:
"You guys are animals to treat other human beings like this."
One of the women spoke in their defense
Khadka came to the US eight years ago and works all the time to support his family in Nepal. He continued his story about the attack, which was backed up by the video:
"If I was another complexion, I would have not gotten that treatment from them. The moment I opened my mouth to speak, they realized I'm among one of them, so it's easy for them to intimidate me."
However, one of the women spoke about the incident on her Instagram, claiming that things got out of control because the driver threatened to drop them off "in the 'hood" without waiting for another driver to pick them up.
So why did they use pepper spray on their way out? As Khadka explained:
"She pepper-sprayed inside my car, from the passenger window that was open little bit, that was the only window open in my car."
Khadka says he had to get out of his car because he was struggling to breathe. The police returned the phone, and he got 120 dollars from Uber. The GoFundMe page is set up for those who want to help the driver clean up his car and get some well-deserved rest.
The company also stated:
"The behavior seen in the video is appalling. The rider no longer has access to Uber."
Here's the disturbing video:
Finally, the driver has one message for the women in the video:
"Since you were born and raised here in the United States, don't think the other person is less human."