Video of students yelling at Uber driver goes viral

The University of Michigan is saying it’s “extremely disappointed” after a video of UM students verbally harassing an Uber driver surfaced last week, according to a report in USA Today.

The driver, Artur Zawada, posted the video to YouTube and, so far, it’s had over 300,000 views. In it, a student that The Michigan Review has confirmed as Jake Croman is seen swearing and yelling at the driver.

Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Aimee Metzer told BuzzFeed News that Zawada had filed a complaint with police alleging he had been verbally abused on March 20 by Uber passengers.

Croman made a statement to  The Tab Michigan saying that the video “shows one side of an argument I had with an Uber driver.”

He noted, “I am not proud of my reaction to his discrimination and I regret my choice of words. Shortly after the verbal altercation, I filed a complaint with the Ann Arbor police department and they are now dealing with the issue.”

An Ann Arbor police spokesperson subsequently told BuzzFeed News they could not locate Croman’s name in its reporting system.

Watch the video below. Warning: there is explicit language that may be offensive to some.


Carol Alderman, USA TODAY


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