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According to the New York Daily News, the incident took place just after midnight last Thursday. The 30-year-old driver arrived at that 67th Ave. and Burns St. in Rego Park to pick up a 22-year-old customer. After working out a price, the suspect reportedly got into the front seat of the car, flashed a rifle and demanded the driver’s money.
The driver gave him $60, and the suspect fled from the vehicle. He remains at large. The driver was uninjured.
An Uber spokesman said the San Francisco-based company was investigating the incident.
As previously reported, Uber announced on June 10 a new policy prohibiting guns in its vehicles.
“We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service,” the press release reads. “During a ride arranged through the Uber platform, Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle. Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition may lose access to the Uber platform.”
It seems the rifle-wielding suspect in this incident didn’t get the memo.
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[h/t to Breitbart.com]
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