A prosecutor in Dallas, Jody Warner, was recently fired from her job in the District Attorney’s office for a fight she got into with an Uber driver. Even though she apologized and admitted she was wrong, there was no turning back.
Shaun Platt, 26, was driving Warner home from a bar in East Dallas when Warner became more and more upset when Platt wanted to take a different route from how she believed they should go.
“She kept saying she’s an assistant DA and said, ‘Who are they going to believe, you or me?’ and I said, ‘You know what? You’re kind of right,’ so I took my phone out and I recorded it,” he told ABC News.
Walter quickly turned to calling Platt an idiot and began cursing him out. At one point, she even accused Platt of trying to kidnap her, which is when he had enough and immediately pulled over.
“You’re so stupid. I want the cops to come so that they can fuck you up,” Warner can be heard saying on the recording. No denying that!
Platt asked Warner to get out of the car, but she refused. That’s when he decided to call the cops.
“She actually hit me! It’s not how I expected the night to go,” Platt said.
Platt declined to press charges once the police arrived, but Warner hit a brick wall at work, where she was immediately fired.
“After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have decided to terminate Ms. Warner. Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behavior is contrary to this office’s core principle of integrity and it will not be tolerated,” Dallas District Attorney, Faith Johnson, said.
“As public servants, we represent the people of Dallas County and are examples of justice, professionalism and ethical behavior both inside and outside of the courtroom. I will not waver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff. I will continue to run this office with transparency and respect for the justice system and the community we serve. I encourage you, the publick, to look beyond this incident and recognize that our prosecutors work hard each day to seek justice on your behalf.”
Warner responded to the video, as well, by saying, “I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things I said that night. It was unacceptable and no one deserves to be called names. That being said, the audio doesn’t tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable and I became defensive and eventually angry. I NEVER assaulted my driver or touched him in any way. All I wanted to do was get home safely that night.”
The Uber driver also felt sorry the altercation “cost Warner her job.” But also wasn’t going to be treated poorly in his own vehicle.
Bottom line? Be kind to your Uber driver, or you never know what it may cost you.
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