GRPD: Uber driver pulls gun on passengers

A dispute between the driver and the passengers led to the driver to pull a gun on the passengers.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, a Uber driver is facing charges after pulling a gun on his passengers

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Uber driver was taking passengers home when they became upset over the route he was taking.

The driver stopped on the US-131 northbound ramp from Market and made the passengers get out of his vehicle. As they were getting out, the victims told police the driver pointed a gun at them. 

They went to the Grand Woods Lounge on Grandville Avenue and ordered a new Uber. The same driver showed up and a physical confrontation occurred outside of the bar on the sidewalk.

Police say the victims held the driver down until authorities arrived. A loaded firearm was found inside the vehicle.

The driver was charged with CCW (the driver did not have a CPL), as well as assault with a dangerous weapon. 

Uber issued a statement about the incident: 

Uber's Community Guidelines prohibit anyone from carrying firearms in the vehicle while using the app. We have been in contact with the Grand Raids Police Department and will provide any information to them that would be helpful in their investigation."

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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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