Ride-share company Lyft has banned a rider from using the app after he was captured on video harassing a driver and calling him a “sand nigger” after he was asked by the driver to wear a mask.
The incident went down Tuesday night in Issaquah, Washington where the Lyft driver, David Kangogo, picked up a guy named Joe and his female companion — but Joe allegedly refused to put on a face covering, which is Lyft policy.
The video — recorded by David — starts with the couple getting booted, and Joe asks David if he knows what a “sand n****r is.” You also see Joe’s companion tell him to shut his trap, because she is also recording the conflict on her phone.
The woman yelled, “We expected a Lyft ride home. That’s what we expected” — to which David replied, “Just put on your mask.”
Joe still wasn’t down for that, and instead threatened to urinate in David’s car … before hurling the racial slur again. David left Joe and his epithets on the curb and left without any physical violence.
Uber should go ahead and preemptively ban him too.