San Jose Police are on the lookout for a man they believe to be an Uber driver after a dispute last Thursday regarding speeding got heated. According to police, a worker at Mineta San Jose International Airport noticed a man driving a white sedan at high speeds, and decided to follow the car until it stopped at a rental car area. When the worker photographed the man and confronted him about the speeding, the sedan driver allegedly got out of the car and began roughing up the airport worker.
The confrontation, reports the Chronicle, apparently ended when a passenger arrived, and the car — which displayed an Uber logo — drove off. And in case you were wondering, CBS 5 clarifies that yes, there was a passenger in the car with him as he fled the scene.
This all went down just before 11 a.m., and is especially unsettling following last weekend's mass shooting allegedly committed by an Uber driver.
The worker, who the paper notes has chosen to remain anonymous, seems to have gotten out of the incident unscathed.
“The employee’s fine,” airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes told the paper. “He did not sustain any bodily injury. He was able to return to work right away.”
Although the car was adorned with an Uber logo, police can't confirm if the driver works for the ride-hail company. If he does, one would think that Uber would be able to help them with identifying the suspect quickly. That, however, appears to have not happened as San Jose police are publicly asking for help in identifying the man. If you have information regarding the incident you should call 408-277-4161.