COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County man is behind bars Sunday following an alleged assault on an Uber driver Friday evening.
The assault was captured on the driver’s dashboard camera.
The driver, in turn, following being slapped several times pepper sprays the passenger as he finally gets out of the vehicle.
The driver, Edward Caban, posted the video on YouTube.
He wrote that after picking up the man in Newport Beach, the suspect asked to go to Costa Mesa but didn’t know where he was going.
Caban tells the man he is drunk and too inebriated to give him directions and “the ride is over.”
The suspect refuses to leave the vehicle. “Are you serious?,” he asks the driver.
(Warning: Video is violent and filled with expletives)
The man begs to continue going. When Caban tells him “Get out of the car or I’m calling police,” the suspect opens his door, but doesn’t get out. “Let me tell you something you little (expletive deleted” and he begins to repeatedly slap the driver hard, in the side of the face.
When Caban tries to recoil, the man is showing pulling his hair to get a better shot at Caban and pulls his head into the headrest and then shakes his head violently. The suspect calls the driver “A f—-ing bitch,” and hits him a few more times. He slaps him hard enough that the man’s baseball cap falls off.