Nancy Leong University of Denver
Some Uber drivers know how to be low life's but knowing when to be a low life is also part of the stupidity. It seems that all this particular driver needed to do next walked into the local Sheriff's office and fondle a cop on duty.
This is the story of Law professor Nancy Leong that requested a ride to Denver airport; the ride started out well enough. The driver picked up his passenger from the hotel, but instead of driving towards the airport he decided to drive her to another hotel and pulled off the highway.
During the ride, Leong screamed at the driver and demanded that he stop the car and open the locked doors. Leong then proceeded to hit the windows to no avail. Only when the driver notices that some construction workers were watching the episode from the side did he stop the car and let her out.
Leong then pounded on the back of the car for the driver to take out her bags.
Leong tweeted her situation "Hey @Uber your driver was taking me to the airport. He said he was going to 'take me to a hotel' and got off the highway. We got to a stop light. I started yelling 'let me out of the f—ing car,' and he wouldn't unlock the doors."
In the next tweet she wrote, "Then he got out of the car and started coming toward me," she wrote. "Remember we are at a stop light at the bottom of a highway off ramp. There's nothing around. Thank god there were construction workers there."
Leong then called Uber for another car, which shows she realizes that not all Uber drivers are douche bags.
She claims that the car rolled into the intersection and nearly crashed into parked cars.
Uber sent Leong their standard automated reply, by tweeting it back "Hi, Nancy. Our team will be reaching out to you personally. We greatly appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Rest assured, we take this matter seriously."
An Uber spokesperson told the media that "What Nancy described is awful and unacceptable. This driver has been blocked from the app, and we are investigating."
My take: once again another sick driver. I know that we all pass background checks, but I think it might be the time that all drivers, as well as applicants, pass a focused psych test to try and find out any "red flags" for disturbed individuals. What do you think?