Uber Eats Driver's Anger Leads to Arrest and Deactivation


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Being a driver for Uber Eats can be both fun and frustrating, and sometimes it can lead to unfortunate consequences.

24-year-old Traemond Jones of Atlanta, GA was arrested and charged with assault on a 63-year old parking attendant.


Traemond Jones (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

According to Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah, "Mr. Jones was unhappy with his interaction with the victim and parked his vehicle on the street, then approached the victim in the parking garage and began to harass him verbally."

The reason being that the parking attendant would not let Jones park for free in the SP Plus parking garage across the street from the Westin Hotel on Peachtree Street on Sunday afternoon.

A video release shows Jones threatening the parking attendant who is backing away during the confrontation. Jones continues to walk up to the attendant and then punches him twice in the face, causing the attendant's nose to break.

The attendant did not remain passive for long, he took out a pocket knife and in self-defense stabbed Jones twice in the abdomen.

Uber Eats told the press about the courier that "He has now been removed from the app while we continue to look into the situation. We have a zero-tolerance policy for violence, which is laid out in our community guidelines. We stand ready to assist police with the investigation."

Both the parking attendant and the Jones were taken to the hospital to be treated for their wounds, of which neither were fatal.

Brien Clarke, the victim's son was naturally upset about what happened to his father and told the press that "It really is, because for someone to come aggressively, like for no reason, like if you don't understand a person, and for that person to attack him for no reason, it really is pretty upsetting." Clarke also explained that his father is a quiet and shy person by nature, so this stabbing was really out of character for him, and shows how much he felt his life was in danger.


The parking lot attendants office (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)