62°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy
app-logo
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Video shows taxi driver threatening Uber driver, passenger

Ottawa police are conducting an investigation after a video of a taxi driver threatening an Uber driver was brought to their attention.

The video, which appears to have been filmed from inside the Uber vehicle, shows the taxi driver yelling at the Uber car. The taxi driver is seen and heard shouting at the driver of the car, “If I see you again, you’re dead meat. Go follow the law and get a real job. I’m not joking.” 

From there, the taxi driver puts his head inside the driver’s side window of the Uber car and begins shouting at the passenger in the backseat. After telling him “no one is talking to you,” he then encourages the passenger to come out of the vehicle and talk to him “like a man.”

He continues the tirade by opening the backseat car door and repeatedly tells the passenger to “get out.” 

When the passenger doesn’t get out of the vehicle, the taxi driver calls him a “cheapskate” and tells him to “take a real taxi.” Although the Ottawa police department have launched an investigation into the video, Sgt. Fred St. Pierre told CBC News, “we don’t have a complaint.”

After the video went viral on social media, the name of the suspected taxi driver was shared by viewers. However, Ottawa police have not formally identified anyone involved in the video.

In a written statement to Radio-Canada, Uber Canada called for an end to intimidation tactics in favor of constructive dialogue.

Warning: The video contains profanity.

Contact Caitlin Lilly at clilly@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @Caitiesmith

 

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Susan G. Komen organization announces 30 grants

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, has awarded 30 new grants to researchers at 18 leading institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The $14 million in grants support the organization’s mission to end breast cancer through funding two key focus areas: research to better detect and treat stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer and research to eliminate disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

Mob Month is back at the Clark County Library

For the fifth year the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is making an offer some people find they can’t refuse. Mob Month is coming back to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, with events Tuesday nights in January.

7 ways autocomplete can get smarter

Autocomplete is one of the best (or depending on how hastily you push ‘send’ – worst) things in the world. We rely on it so much that Google plans to let us autocomplete whole emails. Here are seven ways predictive input can improve. 1. Recognizing names from previous emails Jakub Kokoszka has a tough name to […]

Movie posters might soon be based on your clicks

You may have thought you left Blockbuster behind, but the basic way we browse movies hasn’t changed all that much. We peruse poster after poster, kind of like walking the aisles of a ‘90s-era video store. That one poster image, meant to appeal to as many people as possible, is often all we see before […]

What I’ll be covering at NAB 2018

The National Association of Broadcasters show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas.  The show focuses on new and emerging technologies and trends in relation to the media and entertainment industries. As it’s not open to the public, I’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday to share some of […]