Uber driver pulled gun on riders, had a concealed carry permit, police say

Daily Post Staff Writer

An Uber driver pointed a gun at some passengers who took too long to get into his car, according to Menlo Park police. But the driver wasn’t arrested because he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, police said.

The incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday (April 7) at Carlton and Hamilton avenues in Menlo Park, according to police spokeswoman Nicole Acker.

The driver became impatient over the length of time it took for the passengers to get into his car and an argument began, police said. People from inside the passengers’ house came outside and surrounded the car, Acker said.

The driver said people began to kick his car. He told police that he was alarmed and pulled out his gun before driving away. The driver was not arrested because he had a concealed carry permit, Acker said, and none of his passengers were arrested since there was no substantial proof that they kicked his car.

While no one was arrested, the case has been sent to the district attorney’s office to see if charges ought to be brought against anyone involved in the incident, Acker said.

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  1. The first paragraph erroneously reads as though it’s legal to point guns at people who take too long to get into an Uber, provided the driver has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The driver produced his his weapon due in response to an alleged attack, not because he was in a hurry.

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