Uber Driver Who Didn’t Want Two Ladies Making Out In His Car Has License Suspended [Video]
An Uber driver who didn’t want two women making out in his car had his license suspended, according to ABC7-WABC Tuesday.
Ahmad El Boutari, an Uber driver in New York City, had his license suspended after kicking out lesbian couple Alex Iovine, 26, and Emma Pichl, 24, from his car for briefly locking lips during a drive from Brooklyn to Manhattan Saturday, according to ABC7-WABC.
The driver told the women to stop, claiming that kissing in an Uber is illegal. The driver then pulled over and forced the two women out of his car, the New York Post added. (RELATED: Report: Uber Board Puts Pressure On CEO To Find CFO After Top Candidate Backs Out)
Allan Fromberg, the Deputy Commissioner for New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, called El Boutari’s behavior “ridiculous.” He also said that this is 2018 and that’s “this isn’t the way we live anymore,” according to ABC7-WABC.
“It went from shock to anger,” Iovine said to ABC7-WABC. “We had leaned over and peck kissed, and then a couple of minutes later, the driver abruptly pulled over.”
“I think for both us it was just a shock, not really knowing what to say,” Pichl added. “He started aggressively coming at us. That’s when we pulled out our phone.”
The video shows the women trying to ask why they were forced out of an Uber for kissing.
“You are not allowed … it’s disrespectful … it’s disrespectful. I don’t want to argue with you. Just get off my car,” El Boutari said in response, according to the New York Post reported. The driver also tried to grab the phone out of Pichl’s hand.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the New York Post Monday that people like that “don’t belong on Uber.”