A Big Apple Uber driver kicked a lesbian couple out of his car for kissing in the backseat — because he found the act "disrespectful," according to video showing the aftermath of the incident.
Emma Pichl, 24, and her girlfriend of two years, Alex Iovine, 26, had just left a friend's birthday party at the popular bar Pig Beach in Gowanus, Brooklyn, around 5 p.m. Saturday when the pair hailed an Uber to take them to the East Village to another pal's birthday party.
"I said…don't do it," the driver, identified by the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission as Ahmad El Boutari, tells the women who then ask the motorist if kissing is "illegal" in an Uber.
"Yeah it is illegal," the driver says. "You don't do that here in the car … you are not allowed to do this."