A Missouri Lyft driver allegedly pulled a gun on a St. Louis County Councilwoman’s husband when he requested the motive force to placed on a face masks.
Councilwoman Lisa Clancy wrote in a tweet to the corporate on Monday that the motive force “cocked a gun” on her husband then known as off the journey — inflicting him to overlook 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 mentioned Maplewood Police Department was working with Lyft on the case and had suspended the motive force.
“Safety is fundamental to Lyft, and the incident described is unacceptable,” a spokesperson instructed 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 masks necessities and different COVID security measures, in response to the newspaper. Several critics of the Democratic lawmaker accused her of fabricating the story, the paper reported.