Uber cars are such a convenient mode of transportation that’s why it became so popular easily. You just book a car, enter your destination and you can sit comfortably until you arrive at your destination and then pay the driver. It’s like having your own car and driver without the commitment. Who doesn’t want that?
But in this kind of job, you are also exposed to different kinds of people. So it’s interesting and a bit scary at the same time. Uber drivers have a lot of stories to tell when it comes to different kinds of passengers. Some are hilarious, some are inspiring but there are also some that are weird and horrifying.
So when a Redditor asked users, “Uber drivers, what’s your horror story?” People quickly started sharing their weirdest and most terrifying experiences. Some drivers are still in the business despite the experience while some decided they’ve had enough.
12. Guy Regrets Marriage
This poor guy is so embarassed of his wife that he tells the driver never to get married. Well, thankfully he hasn’t considered divorce yet but the experience sure did scare the driver.
“Picked up a guy in the middle of the day from a bar, took him to a casino nearby. As soon I got on the freeway some lady started tailing me and constantly beeping at me. I freaked out a little and he said: “that might be my wife, don’t worry she’ll stop following soon.” She followed us for the whole 20-minute ride, non-stop beeping. Once we got there, he practically jumped out of my car and ran for the door. She followed him in her car, almost hitting him. Last thing he said to me, “don’t ever get married!””
11. Domestic Violence
Hitting women is never a nice thing. Here’s a driver who felt helpless while his passenger was beaten up. Good thing he decided to report the incident.
“I am an Uber Black driver. A few months back I picked up a man and woman in their 40’s from a restaurant. They were clearly not having a good time, still arguing about something. Towards the end of the ride, he punches her in the face as hard as he could. When we pull up at the destination he pulls out a knife and starts to threaten her and me. I tell him to take it outside and I drive away. I couldn’t help but feel bad for that woman so I drove to the county Sheriff dept. and told them what happened. Luckily the Uber Black cars have a camera inside that recorded the events. When the sheriff looked at the video he asked for the address and they arrested the guy. I also reported the incident to Uber, they called me and took a recorded statement by phone.”
10. Clingy Friend
Women are very close to their friends. They do almost everything together. Just like this clingy friend who wouldn’t want a woman left behind. It even took the police to make her leave.
“Former Uber driver here: Decided to try my luck with Hollywood one night after the clubs closed. When I pull up to the pickup location a stream of people start poking their heads into my car to ask if this car was theirs. I finally find the girl and she opens my passenger door, tells me to wait because she needs to find the rest of her friends. I’m blocking traffic while she is calling for her friends loudly. She drags one girl into my back seat and return to the still open front door and tells me more are coming. At this time the police pull up behind me and use their speaker to tell me to keep moving. I tell the girl to get in so I can go around the corner, she refuses and keeps yelling for her friends. The cops get out of their car and demand I move the car or face arrest/ticketing. I tell them the girl won’t let go of the door or get in. They start yelling at her and me now to get in or let go of the door. She tells them No and that she needs her friends. Cop moves her and closes the door. I pull away with her drunk friend and no idea where to take her. I circle the block a few times and can’t find her again. I spent a good while trying to wake this girl and get an address. She finally gives me a rough idea of where she lives. I drive her there and find the rest of her crew standing outside of her place. I don’t bother asking what happen, I just dump her off to her friends and go home. Never doing that again.”
9. Wasted Thugs
Even guys get scared sometimes. Just like this Uber driver, who had drunk passegers and were even trying to find illegal drugs. Let’s see how his story went.
“Uber driver here, I have had one incident that scared me to the point where I almost kicked them out of my car.
I except a trip and head over to this house where thugs hop in my car these dudes are wasted and all have beer cans in their hands as well as some beer boxes. This was red flag number one for me, now the guy in the passenger seat is a big fellow with a rude attitude very demanding and impolite. The whole ride is him smacking my chest and following with “AY fool why you look so nervous” or “AY fool just hurry up already.” And his cousin telling him to be quiet and stop being a jerk, followed by the other 2 dudes are full on rapping to some Spanish song. At this point dude in passenger and his cousin are getting violent because the cousin kept defending me from him being a complete jerk most of the ride. Finally we get to the city they wanted to party in but come to find out that the hotel room they booked was booked for the wrong day…. so now here we are trying to figure out who’s going to give them a room on valentines weekend at 2 am…. all while passenger is trying to find out where to get some cocaine. At this point, I was irritated and just wanted to leave them there and go home. But the cousin tipped me 40 bucks for putting up with everyone so I took them to the nearest strip club and called it good and went on my way.”