Man threatened after asking Uber driver to display credentials, police say

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - A man was threatened after asking an Uber driver to show his credentials around 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, police said.

Friendswood police said the victim called for an Uber ride from Discount Tire in the 1500 block of South Friendswood Drive, but when the Uber driver arrived, there was no permit on his dashboard and there was no Uber decal on the front windshield.

When the victim asked to see the credentials, the driver became angry and threatened to harm the victim, according to police.

The Uber driver reached under his seat, popped his trunk and threatened to shoot the victim if he was followed, police said.

The victim took a photo of the driver and his vehicle and reported the incident to police and Uber.

Uber released the following statement:

"We take allegations like this seriously and closely monitor feedback from riders and drivers following trips taken on the Uber platform. As soon as we became aware of the experience the rider described here, we immediately removed this driver's access pending an investigation.

"We will provide any information to the local authorities that would be helpful in their ongoing investigation."

2016 Click2Houston/KPRC2