A Missouri Lyft driver allegedly pulled a gun on a St. Louis County Councilwoman’s husband when he asked the driver to put on a face mask.
Councilwoman Lisa Clancy wrote in a tweet to the company on Monday that the driver “cocked a gun” on her husband then called off the trip — causing him to miss a flight to New York City.
“Hey @lyft one of your drivers just cocked a gun on my husband when he asked him to wear a mask (which is your policy),” Clancy wrote.
“He wants to report it but driver cancelled the ride and there is no longer any trace of it. Please help.”
In a follow-up tweet on Tuesday, she said Maplewood Police Department was working with Lyft on the case and had suspended the driver.
The driver has been suspended by Lyft as police investigate the claim, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“Safety is fundamental to Lyft, and the incident described is unacceptable,” a spokesperson told the Post-Dispatch.
“We have been in touch with the rider to offer our support and have removed the driver’s access to the Lyft platform. We have reached out to law enforcement and stand ready to assist with any investigation.”
Clancy has been an advocate of mask requirements and other COVID safety measures, according to the newspaper. Several critics of the Democratic lawmaker accused her of fabricating the story, the paper reported.
With Post wires