Tourist attacked after being mistaken for Uber driver

in World · 05-07-2018 14:35:00 · 0 Comments

A tourist was left in need of hospital treatment following an unprovoked attack in Lisbon after he was mistaken for an Uber driver.

The Asian man had been waiting for family members near a taxi rank in Lisbon, to give his relatives a lift, when a taxi driver mistook him for an Uber drive and attacked him.
The mix-up happened on Tuesday at around 2.30pm in Chiado.
According to a source from the Lisbon Metropolitan Police Command, the victim stopped the car in a space reserved for taxis, to wait for his relatives.

Newspaper Correio da Manhã reports, “The taxi driver presumed he was a driver for the competition [Uber], and started an argument that ended in aggression”.
The tourist was taken to Lisbon’s São José hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.
The taxi driver and several witnesses were formally identified on the spot by PSP police.


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