Who is Arna Kimiai? California anti-masker bullied Uber driver and posted TOPLESS defensive video

The 24-year-old who was traveling with two of her friends assaulted the driver after being asked to wear a mask and as the video went viral, she posted a topless video slamming Uber


                            Who is Arna Kimiai? California anti-masker bullied Uber driver and posted TOPLESS defensive video
Arna Kimiai has said she wants to turn herself in (Instagram)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: A woman involved in the aggravated assault of a San Francisco Uber driver has been arrested, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The 24-year-old who was traveling with two of her friends assaulted the driver after being asked to wear a mask. After the video of the incident released, the woman posted a topless video slamming Uber.

She remained absconding but informed police through her legal counsel that she intended to turn herself in with authorities. One of her friends was arrested on a warrant for assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery, conspiracy and violation of health and safety code.

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"We’re glad to hear that Ms Kimiai intends to do the right thing and turn herself in at the nearest law enforcement agency, and we hope it happens promptly," said Lt Tracy McCray, head of SFPD's Robbery Detail unit. "The behavior captured on video in this incident showed a callous disregard for the safety and wellbeing of an essential service worker in the midst of a deadly pandemic." 

Around 1.16 pm on March 7, police responded to the intersection of San Bruno Ave and Bacon Street after receiving a report of a 32-year-old Uber driver, Subhakar Khadka, being assaulted by two female passengers. The victim reported that he picked up three passengers around 12.45 pm — a few minutes into the drive, the victim noticed a passenger was not wearing a mask and stopped the ride.

When the driver said he could not continue the ride until all passengers were wearing a mask, that is when an altercation occurred, which was caught on camera. The passengers eventually exited the vehicle and one of them reached into the window and sprayed what was believed to be pepper spray at the driver. They then fled the scene. 

Uber driver Subhakar Khadka exposes the racist attack (GoFundMe)

After the video of the incident went viral, the women received major slamming on the Internet. Soon, Kimiai replied through a comeback video, in which she was seen topless and said: "And he lucky as hell I ain't have nothing on me," she said in an Instagram video posted under the username keepinupwforeign. "'Cause if he would have played with me, bruh, it would've been a whole different story," she added. She admitted that she "coughed a bit" and probably that was wrong, but she even leveled counter-allegations on the driver, claiming that he wanted to force them out of his cab.



 



 

She even claimed that her boyfriend had taught her to beat anyone who wrongs her. She further claimed she avoids taking Uber and prefers Lyft, another ride-hailing service. Uber, in its statement, said that they had banned her permanently from Uber. The woman threatened to sue Uber during the live session and ended it by saying, “That’s why I take Lyft.”

Interestingly, Lyft, while replying to a Twitter user, condemned her behavior towards the Uber driver. The company informed in the statement that the woman has also been banned from its platform. Lyft said, “Although this incident did not involve the Lyft platform, the unacceptable treatment of the driver in this video compelled us to remove the rider from the Lyft community permanently. Driving in a pandemic is not easy. Please wear a mask, respect one another, and be a good person.”

Check out some of her pictures here.



 



 



 



 



 

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