Eric Ivarra’s night started out great. He went to the Padres game with four friends then was on his way to Tijuana to stay with one of them.
When they crossed the border they ordered an Uber – and that’s when their trouble started. He said taxi drivers started to surround them, telling them they were in a taxi zone.
“My friends told them no thanks we already ordered Uber,” Ivarra said. “At the beginning, there was just five to seven drivers, and then I turned my head to the left and I start seeing more taxi drivers coming out from the parking [lot].”
He said he turned his back, “and I was totally knocked out.”
He and his friends were attacked and left bloodied on the street.
“I can’t even breathe,” he said. “I have to breathe through my mouth. And my arms hurt a lot.”Ivarra told NBC 7 his nose is broken in three places and he suffered a dislocated and broken shoulder. Another friend of his needed 10 stitches; Others had bruises and black eyes.Ivarra said he believes the taxi drivers attacked them because they were using Uber. He lives in Chula Vista and crosses the border about once a week, […]