An Atlanta-area Uber driver says a belligerent passenger hit him in the face, used racial slurs, and told him to "go back to slavery," all because the driver asked the man to get out of his car. The driver later discovered his angry fare was a business lecturer at Kennesaw State University.
Part-time Uber driver Chiddi Stober, whose day job is teaching history, told Atlanta's WSB-TV that the attack happened while he was calling the cops on the unnamed rider. With his racist behavior documented in a 911 recording, the lecturer apologized through his attorney.
"The recording speaks for itself. When made aware of the statements made by him as heard on the recorder, (the client) was mortified. He is deeply ashamed and sorry for the derogatory language he used towards Mr. Stober during the episode," lawyer Jill Polster said in a statement.
No criminal charges have been filed against the alleged attacker. A spokesperson for Kennesaw State told WSB-TV the university is investigating and hasn't yet decided whether to take action.
Uber has apologized to Stober for what happened and permanently banned the customer from catching any more rides.
Pretty cool telling someone who drives for a company that's being sued over its labor practices to "go back to slavery." One can only imagine that this real peach of a man is excellent at his business lecturing job.