The San Francisco Police Department announced on Thursday the arrest of 24-year-old Malaysia King, who was recorded harassing and attacking an Uber driver.
Her companion at the time of the incident, 24-year-old Arna Kimiai, has yet to be arrested but has spoken through her legal counsel that she would be turning herself in.
“We’re glad to hear that Ms. Kimiai intends to do the right thing and turn herself in to the nearest law enforcement agency, and we hope it happens promptly,” said Lt. Tracy McCray,
A video showed Subhakar Khadka being harassed, attacked, and cough on by Kimiai, King, and another woman after the Uber driver asked them to wear a mark.
Khadka stated that the incident has traumatized him to the point that he didn’t want to work and that he feared for this life.
Police say that at one point in the attack, one woman sprayed what is believed to be pepper spray into the vehicle and even towards the driver.
“You know the pepper spray that was sprayed inside my car, it was everywhere, it was literally everywhere,” said Khadka.
Subhakar sent ABC7 screenshots of his messages with UBER. He stated, that at first, UBER only offered him $20.
Cyan Banister, one of the company’s first investors said that she is appalled by UBER’s response to the situation, and has started a GoFundMe for Subhkar.
SFPD stated that King is facing several charges, including assault with a caustic chemical, and assault and battery.