While some people are wary about using independently run car services, a passenger in Florida is likely thanking their lucky stars that the driver of one particular Uber vehicle happened to be a badass, who didn’t hesitate to protect both their lives. Two violent thugs thought the driver and his fare would be easy targets, but they definitely thought wrong.
One thieving thug in Aventura, Florida is dead, and another is in police custody after they attempted to rob an Uber driver and his passenger early Sunday morning. Local 10 News reports that before 6 a.m., a gray Dodge Caravan suddenly cut off the Uber driver’s vehicle near the highway while en route to taking his passenger to the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
According to Aventura police Sgt. Chris Goranitis, the driver of the minivan jumped out with guns in his hands and approached the unnamed Uber driver and passenger while making demands. “He had two firearms in his hands,” Goranitis said. “He pointed them at the Uber driver and demanded items from the driver.”
It was at that point that the Uber driver pulled his own weapon and opened fire on the thug, killing him at the scene. The thug’s accomplice, who was also in the minivan, then jumped into the driver’s seat of the gray Caravan and sped away, leaving his partner-in-crime laying in a pool of his own blood on the pavement.
Officials say that the Uber driver was properly licensed to carry his gun and acted in defense of himself, his passenger, and his property, so he will not be facing charges. The other idiotic thug, who managed to escape with his life, is reported to have been located and was in police custody being questioned as “a person of interest” as of Sunday evening. Thankfully, the Uber driver and his passenger were not physically harmed.
Obviously, the pair of thieving cowards mistakenly thought the Uber driver’s vehicle would be an easy target. They probably assumed the driver wouldn’t be able to defend himself or his client due to the company’s stated rule, outlawing drivers and passengers who use the Uber app from carrying firearms for personal protection. At the time of this article, Uber has declined to comment on this situation in Florida.
The text of the rule on Uber’s website, which is reminiscent of laws for gun free zones, reads, “Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a safe and reliable ride. That’s why Uber prohibits riders and drivers from carrying firearms of any kind in a vehicle while using our app. Anyone who violates this policy may lose access to Uber.”
This anti-Second Amendment policy of Uber’s has come under fire (pardon the pun) from conservatives in recent months because of their politically charged decision to essentially ensure that their drivers and fares are sitting ducks for violent criminals.
Two American citizens are safe and well today, all because one badass Uber driver made a decision to put his own safety and legal right to protect himself and others above the company’s whiny liberal rules. This is America, and our right to bear arms shall not be infringed — not by anyone.