Tonight I accepted a ride after midnight, against my better judgement.
The three female passengers were intoxicated. Their friend asked me to please get them home safely and physically put two on the girls into my car and strapped them in.
Confirmed the location, began driving using Waze. The girls are on their phones.
I approached the freeway. The ride requestor, Stephanie, became belligerent, demanding to know why I didn’t take a quicker route. (Insert Profanity, derogatory remarks, and threats) I purposely missed the freeway entrance and asked her if she’d like alternative transportation. I pulled into a parking lot away from the main road so that the girls wouldn’t stumble into traffic, and cancelled the ride.
The two girls apologized for their friend’s behavior and got out of the car without issue. Stephanie would not exit. (Insert yelling, profanity, trump comments, racism, white privilege, threats.) Calmly, I asked her again to exit my vehicle. She did and then started kicking my tires and slapping my windows.
I dialed 911. Dispatch has her recorded threatening to harm me, and threatening to make false claims to Lyft that I was racist to her. One of my favorite comments from her was that my little white ass is privileged and that I only kicked her out because she’s Mexican. I’m European/Latina. She then started screaming at me in Spanish.
Police arrived and believed my account of events. Her friends even supported me and told police officers that Stephanie is drunk and started a fight with me for no reason.
Went to leave and Stephanie runs 50ft towards me screaming she’s going to kill me. Police tackled her before she could reach me.
Called Lyft Critical Safety Line and waited 42min to speak to someone to give a report. I need a dash camera. She will likely file a false report and I will be deactivated pending further review. Looking forward to it