An Uber driver says he was assaulted and threatened after asking a rider to put on a mask, an incident caught on his dash cam video.
Subhakar Khadka told KPIX-5 he picked up three women in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. One of the passengers wasn’t wearing a mask, so he asked her to put one on and then drove them to a nearby gas station to purchase one.
But Khadka said the women became angry and started yelling racial slurs, taunted him and threatened to shoot him, so he asked them to get out of the car.
Khadka captured part of the incident on a rearview mirror camera, which shows two of the women taunting him, purposefully coughing and saying they have the virus. One woman can be heard saying, "F-k the masks."
The maskless woman then snatches Khadka’s phone off the dashboard and rips off his mask, tearing one of the ear loops.
"I never said anything bad to them, I never cursed, I wasn’t raised that way," he said. "They were not getting out my car."
Khadka said that after the women finally got out of the car, one of them sprayed pepper spray into the car through a crack in the passenger side window.
San Francisco police are investigating the incident.