San Francisco Police states that Arna Kimia, the unmasked Uber passenger who caused public outrage for attacking a driver in a viral video, surrendered to the police Sunday night.
24-year-old Kimia was jailed on charges of robbery, assault and battery, conspiracy, and violation of the health and safety code for her actions in the March 7 attack on 32-year-old operator Subhakar Khadka. Khadka is from Nepal, who said that he was haunted by racial taunts from the suspects.
According to Khadka, he picked up the three women and halted the ride when one of them was not wearing a mask. Tensions rose and the unmasked Kimia resorted to coughing on Khadka, grabbing his phone and ripping his mask as well. Malaysia King, another passenger, is suspected to have pepper-sprayed Khadka through an open window.
24-year old King was arrested Thursday in Las Vegas, where she was found to try and use a fake ID to transfer money at a bank. In the San Francisco Uber attack, she is currently facing charges of assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery, conspiracy, and violation of the health and safety code.
7 p.m Sunday, Kimia surrendered at the San Francisco women’s jail.
“Ms. Kimiai acted appropriately and responsibly when she found out she had a warrant for her arrest, coordinating her peaceful surrender through her legal counsel and the SFPD. We have no further comment at this time,” attorney Seth Morris said.
Khadka told KTVU: “All the working-class people throughout the world are watching the events unfold. We are setting an example here that nobody is above the law.”
The third passenger has not been charged in the attack, while the police continue the investigation.