Uber Eats Driver Asks Customer for Gas Money Before Delivering Food

The customer took to Twitter to share screenshots of his text message conversation with the Uber Eats driver.

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An Uber Eats customer was livid when a delivery driver asked him for gas money.

The customer, Exavier Pope, took to Twitter to share screenshots of his conversation with his driver. “This Uber Eats Driver just asked me to CashApp him gas money to bring my food to me,” Pope tweeted on May 31.

In the screenshot, the driver said to Pope, “I’m gonna run outta gas, can you cash app me a few bucks for gas please, I had no idea u were that far.”

In a follow-up tweet, the customer wrote that the driver had called him five times, saying it was “harassment.”

This @UberEats Driver just asked me to CashApp him gas money to bring my food to me @Uber_Support pic.twitter.com/0HTiwX1z48

— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) May 31, 2023
Twitter: @exavierpope

Their message conversation continued, with Pope calling the driver “unprofessional” and the driver apologizing.

Twitter: @exavierpope

Pope then threatened to call the police.

I told him I’m calling police if he doesn’t leave pic.twitter.com/BWBHzHpAIk

— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) May 31, 2023
Twitter: @exavierpope

It appears that the driver ended up leaving the food, though Pope noted it was, “left it on the ground outside like trash.”

Literally in the alley with the trash

— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) May 31, 2023
Twitter: @exavierpope

Uber replied to Pope’s thread, and in response, he called the incident a “harrowing experience.”

It definitely was a harrowing experience and something I do not want to experience again a person coming to my home pressuring me for money. My lawyer brain is active on this

— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) May 31, 2023
Twitter: @exavierpope

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