Uber cannot seem to catch a break. From a toxic corporate culture that the company says it’s trying to cleanse — they’re going to need more than some fruit juice — to its self-driving vehicles facing testing challenges, the ride-sharing, autonomous-car-testing company has plenty of egg on its face already. Now, they have an Uber driver arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and carrying concealed weapons.
Police arrested David Stanley Hubbard, an Uber driver from South Carolina, after he told some passengers about “killing people and chasing murders.” The discussion proved too much as they jumped from Hubbard’s 2007 Honda Pilot at a red light and flagged down police, according to CNBC.
When asked by police why he told passengers he was a federal agent, Hubbard reportedly said, “That’s just what (he) says when (he has) some unruly car riders,” according to The Post and Courier. Couldn’t he have just given them a one-star rider rating?
Police say they found a fake U.S. Marshals badge, a stolen South Carolina license plate, portable plug-in police lights, a set of handcuffs and a semiautomatic pistol with two loaded magazines. Halloween is still six months away, and it seems a bit early to be playing dress up. Hubbard is being held on a $104,348 bond.