Avalon Police investigate Uber driver incident
Avalon Police are investigating an incident in which an Uber passenger claims her driver fondled himself at the end of the ride.
CBS Philly reports a complaint has been filed with police by a seasonal resident about an incident with an Uber drive on Memorial Day weekend.
Police have subpoenaed Uber for the identity of the driver.
The unidentified woman was picked up in Sea Isle City for a trip to Avalon, according to the Daily Mail, the London tabloid that first reported the incident.
At the end of the ride, the male driver in his late 50s, got out of the car and took a seat next to the unidentified passenger and began touching himself.
A friend of the woman posted a video she took of the incident.
"God, I love your body. My god I love your body. Your body is beautiful," said the driver to the passenger. At one point the woman responded "I don't" to a question not heard on the video and told the driver he is "bugging" her out.
The video, which has since been removed from social media platforms, stopped when she got out of the car.
A spokesman for Uber told the Daily Mail that the driver has been fired.
"The driver has been permanently removed from the Uber platform for his inappropriate behavior, and we have reached out to the rider to apologize for such an uncomfortable experience."
Avalon Police spokesman Scott Wahl tells NBC Philadelphia that visitors should only use licensed jitneys or taxis as those drivers go through a background check
UberBLACK, an Uber platform run by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that the driver worked for, told NJ.com that the video was taken two weeks ago and has yet to determine if it was taken during an Uber trip.
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