Anjali Ramkissoon, the 30-year-old fourth-year neurology student who was filmed attacking an Uber driver and screaming obscenities before trashing his car, now has been released from her medical duties.
Miami woman, 30, filmed attacking Uber driver is a DOCTOR https://t.co/hUhjpAO1Uj— Wills Robinson (@Wills_Robinson) January 22, 2016
The video was recorded by the observer on Sunday evening in Miami, Florida. He immediately uploaded the video toYouTube and included his account, describing the rigmarole as follows.
“We were on the phone with this Uber driver while he pulled up to our location. Out of nowhere the girl in the video gets in the backseat of his car and won’t get out. We told the driver it was ok, to just cancel our ride, but he did not want to take her anywhere so he kept telling her to get out”
“Eventually the driver gets out and says he’s calling the cops to get her out of the car. After a couple of minutes of the driver pretending to talk to the cops (im assuming he was pretending because they never showed up at first), the girl decides to reach into the front seat, grab his keys, and start walking away with his keys in her hands… That’s where the video starts…”
The bystander further described the incident as follows.
“The police finally showed up after this video ends. The girl was in a taxi cab about to leave when the showed up and they had to stand in front of the taxi and tell him to stop. The girl eventually got up from the area the cops had told her to sit and wait, and tried to walk away from the scene.
“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.”
The YouTube video clearly shows her punching and kicking the driver, who then tries to walk away from the scene, but the drunken frenzy of Anjali Ramkissoon was far from over. She then goes to the passenger seat of the vehicle and starts throwing his mail, cell phone, electronics, and other devices and possessions out into the road.
She was also caught on camera yelling horrific obscenities to the driver. At one point she said “Get the f**k in the car, you piece of f*****g disgusting s**t.”
The driver was “too good of a person,” as described by the video uploader.
The uploader wrote, “He decided to take a cash settlement instead of pressing charges. In his words, ‘…she was crying (and) said (she) was sorry for everything.’ I don’t want to disclose the amount the driver was paid, but can say he could only use the money to pay his cellphone bill and maybeee his cable bill.”
The hospital profile of Ramkissoon citing her excellent levels of care for epilepsy patients has since been deleted. People have taken to major medical rating sites like Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com, who listed her a doctor, and gave her one star rating to her profile.
In the response to the event, Uber has since suspended Ramkissoon’s account and released the following statement to Local 10.
“Uber expects everyone in our community to treat each other with respect and common courtesy… and we have a zero tolerance policy for all forms of harassment and abuse.”
Ramkissoon’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts have also all been taken down in response to the event.
As reported by the Miami Herald, Ramkissoon has now been removed from all clinical duties. Her employers released the following statement regarding disciplinary actions.
“Jackson has launched an internal investigation, the outcome of the investigation will determine whether any disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination.”
Uber also released this statement prior to the incident.
“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.”
Anjali Ramkissoon might have hoped that this would be “that one night of mild drunk embarrassment,” but the case just became immense on her. With the public outrage against her, she has decided to live in shadows until the storm finally calms.
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