Former Churchill Show comedian, David Kangogo alias David the Student has shared a heartbreaking story of a sad experience he had in his job as a cab driver in the US where he relocated to.
David who works with mobile hailing app cabs, Lyft narrated how he was racially insulted and derogatory words used on him by a client he picked on Tuesday night at Malarkey’s Sports Grill in Issaquah.
According to a video which he shared online, he asked the man to put his face mask on in line with Lyft’s policy but this would touch off a series of racial rants.
The comedian explained that the man who was in the company of a woman removed his mask a few minute into the ride prompting him to request that he puts it back but he was adamant.
He pulled over and ended the ride before asking the occupants who are reportedly a couple to get out. Here, the man went gaga with racist remarks and even threatened to urinate on the car’s seat. All this happened as David recorded and against pleas by the wife to stop it.
According to Komo News, Lyft has since banned the man permanently from Lyft rides and he was also dismissed from his work place following the incident.
Malarkey’s Sports Grill has also banned the couple from its precincts moving forward.
“Today we learned of a disturbing video that portrayed disgusting racist comments by one of our employees. His employment has been terminated effective immediately. Wilbur-Ellis stands against racism in all its forms,” the rider’s employer Wilbur-Ellis wrote on social media.
The rider also apologized over his conduct.
“I humbly apologize for my behavior towards David K. the Lyft driver on Tuesday night. I should have never said the things I said nor acted like a complete idiot. He didn’t deserve that. Nobody does. I had too much to drink and lost control of my tongue and I said horrible things that I truly regret. Watching the video was hard for me, it was if I didn’t recognize the person. I let myself down, I let my friends and family down, I let my company down, I let our whole country down. I ask for forgiveness and mercy from literally everyone especially David the driver, the Lyft community, my family and friends and our community.”
Police in Issaquah say that they are aware of the incident but cannot take any action unless David files a complaint.
However, David says he will not file a complaint against the man.