The rider’s acts, according to Uber, were “horrified” by the business, the company stated in a statement to a local media site.
Charges for murder have been filed against a lady in the US who accidentally shot her Uber driver while thinking she was being kidnapped. According to New York Post, the incident happened on June 16 in Texas. The woman, Phoebe Copas, 48, shot her driver, Daniel Piedra Garcia, because she believed he was trying to abduct her and take her to Mexico.
She Is Being Jailed
Felony aggravated assault inflicting serious bodily injury is the charge against Ms. Copas. El Paso police released a statement stating that she is being jailed on a $1.5 million bond. On the other hand, the driver’s family, said he was taken off life support on Wednesday.
The publication claims that Ms. Copas, a Kentucky native, was in Texas to see her lover. She requested an Uber to pick her up and take her to her boyfriend’s after-work rendezvous at a nearby casino. The 48-year-old allegedly started to get concerned when she noticed highway signage for “Juarez, Mexico” though.
That, according to Ms. Copas, is what made her think she was being abducted and taken to Mexico. The 52-year-old driver was shot in the back of the head and wrist when she pulled a handgun out of her bag, causing the car to crash. According to People, Ms. Copas even took a photo of the incident before phoning the police and sending it to her boyfriend.
According to the source, police stated: “The investigation does not support that a kidnapping occurred or that Piedra was veering from Copas’ destination.” Daniel was only following the route from the Uber app, the driver’s wife claimed in a separate online post. “His passenger shot him in the head because she believed he was kidnapping her and taking her to Juarez, which was not the case,” the wife added.
The rider’s acts, according to Uber, were “horrified” by the business, the company stated in a statement to a local media site. A representative for the business said, “Violence is not accepted on the Uber platform and we banned the rider as soon as we were made aware of what transpired.