A Miami woman who was filmed attacking an Uber driver and throwing the man’s belongings into the street before walking away has been identified as a local doctor.
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Anjali Ramkissoon, who is a fourth-year neurology resident with Jackson Health System, reportedly got into an Uber without a reservation on Sunday night. When the driver asked her to leave, she became angry and belligerent.
The video shows her punching and kicking the man, who eventually walks away, and then getting into the passenger seat of the vehicle and throwing his mail, cell phone, electronics and other devices and possessions out into the street.
At one point she also yells at him; ‘Get the f*** in the car, you piece of f***ing disgusting s***.’
The Miami Herald reports that Ramkissoon has now been ‘removed from all clinical duties’.
Her employer said in a statement; ‘Jackson has launched an internal investigation.
The video footage was taken by Juan Cinco, who had ordered the car to take him home from the Mary Brickell Village in Miami, Florida, on Sunday night. He later uploaded the clip to YouTube.
Information posted with the clip explains Ramkissoon, who was dressed in tight white shorts and a red top, came ‘out of nowhere’ and climbed into the backseat of the Uber.
When she refused to get out, Mr Cinco and his friend told the driver to cancel their ride and offered to book another ride home.
He said the driver pretended to phone the police, asking them to remove the woman from his car, which prompted Ramkissoon to reach into the front seat, grab his keys and start to walk away.
This was the point at which Cinco started filming, he said.
Then, Ramkissoon climbs into the front passenger seat and starts to throw items off the dashboard on to the street while ordering the driver to ‘get in the f***ing car’.
He refuses and Ramkissoon shouts: ‘Get the f*** in the car you piece of f***ing disgusting s***’.
Ramkissoon continues to throw items on to the ground, including the driver’s iPhone, cash and dozens of pieces of paper and receipts.
At one point she hurls a pair of scissors that lands just inches away from Mr Cinco.
The driver phones the police and tells them he has ‘bruises’ from the Ramkissoon’s attack as she mocks his pleas, saying ‘I’m a 5ft tall girl who weighs 100lbs and I am getting really belligerent right now’.
She then throws even more paperwork out the window and Mr Cinco tells her she has ‘lost her mind’. One of the items strikes the wing mirror of a car parked nearby.
In his YouTube post, Mr Cinco writes that the police arrived and had to remove Ramkissoon from a taxi she had hailed in an attempt to leave.
He continued: ‘Once in handcuffs, she then tried kicking some of the police officers on the scene.
‘It was only when they put her in the police car that she started crying, apologizing, and claiming that she would lose her medical license (she claimed to be a neurologist) if she got arrested.’
Mr Cinco said the Uber driver was ‘too good of a person’ and decided to take a cash settlement – ‘only enough to pay his cellphone bill and maybe his cable bill’ – rather than take legal action.
Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden confirmed officers had responded to the scene but said there was no report and there would be no investigation.
Uber also released a statement after the incident, saying; ‘Uber expects everyone associated with the platform – both drivers and riders – to conduct themselves with a shared level of respect and common courtesy, and all forms of harassment and abuse are not tolerated.
‘We have suspended the rider account of this individual as we investigate the incident.’
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.