The Atlanta Police Department reported that the incident occurred in late August outside a JCT Kitchen when a valet approached the Uber driver’s vehicle, asking him to move forward and park in a designated space. The Uber driver then allegedly pulled out a gun, pointed it at the valet and threatened to kill him.
Although APD has not arrested the driver, as the investigation continues, he could face an aggravated assault charge.
Earlier this year, Georgia legislation was in the works to regulate Uber and Lyft. But the legislation failed and Uber is now operating in the gray zone—in terms of legality and oversight—pouring unlimited numbers of “citizen” drivers on Atlanta roads screened only by Uber’s admittedly crappy background checks.
Hey Uber: Is this what you mean by advancing public safety?