On Wednesday, an Uber driver in Queens was robbed by a man who allegedly got in his car, pointed a rifle at him, and demanded his money.
This incident took place just two weeks after Uber formally changed its gun policy by banning drivers from possessing firearms for self-defense. It comes less than a week sinceUber made that change public.
According to the New York Daily News, the Uber driver stopped for up a 22-year-old man “on 67th Ave. and Burns St. in Rego Park just after midnight.” The two negotiated a price then the man got in the car, only to allegedly point a rifle at the driver and demand all his money.
The driver handed over $60 and the 22-year-old suspect jumped out of the car and fled. …
Ironically, when Uber announced the ban on guns for self-defense they said the impetus was “to make sure riders and drivers feel comfortable.” Perhaps they meant riders who intend to hold up drivers?