June 28, 2017

Lyft driver pulls gun on men she says assaulted her, loses job

Woman aiming a gun; focus on the gun.
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A local Lyft driver says she was inappropriately touched by passengers and was forced to draw her weapon in self defense. Now, because of that weapon, Lyft says she can no longer drive for them. Tuesday, she spoke with Eyewitness News about the situation that has her upset.

On her first night driving for Lyft, a woman who asks that we only use her first name, Coumba, decided to take another fare.

“It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and people will be out drinking. I can bring people home safe,” she says.

Coumba picked up two men who initially told her to just driveĀ […]

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