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California Uber driver shares video of attack by drunk passenger

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Nov 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-03 09:10:06-05

An Uber driver in Costa Mesa, California is sharing video of a very scary ride.

Edward Caban says he installed a camera in his car because of past issues with customers. But he never expected to capture the disturbing attack.

Edward Caban posted the video online to show what, he says, Uber drivers have to deal with.

He asked his passenger, Benjamin Golden, to leave his car for behaving erratically, but instead of getting out, Golden started beating him in the head from the backseat before reaching over the seat.

Caban sprayed him with pepper spray.

Golden was arrested at the scene. He is being charged with assault and public intoxication. He’s also banned from using Uber ever again.

Police say he could face more charges.

An Uber spokesperson says they’re glad Caban is okay.