Arna Kimiai, the infamous woman who was caught coughing and grabbing an Uber driver in San Francisco, recently got arrested again.
Kimiai had boarded 32-year old driver Subhakar Khadka’s Uber on March 7 along with two other women. In a video that went viral on social media, Arna Kimiai could be seen coughing, grabbing the driver’s cellphone, and ripping off his face mask.
Kimiai was released on bail and pleaded “not guilty” to charges of assault, attempted first-degree robbery, misdemeanor charges of battery on a transit employee and violating a local health ordinance. Now, almost two months after being released on bail, “Uber girl” Arna Kimiai has again been arrested after trying to flee from the cops.
Girl who coughed on Uber driver arrested again after trying to flee from cops
On 7th March 2021, Subhakar Khadka had picked up three women at around 12:45 pm from the Portola district in San Francisco. However, upon noticing that Kimiai was not wearing a face-mask, he stopped the car, which led to an altercation between the women and the driver. Arna Kimiai could be seen coughing, grabbing his phone, and ripping off the Uber driver’s face mask in a video that was captured by him.
Around a week after the incident, Kimiai apologized on social media and surrendered to the police. Another woman named Malaysia King was arrested in Las Vegas on a California warrant. King was charged with assault with a caustic chemical, conspiracy, assault and battery and a health and safety code violation. Finally, the third woman was not arrested/charged but Uber permanently banned all three of them.
After the incident, Arna Kimiai was also accused of posting “tone-deaf” clips on Instagram. She was found claiming that “she had a connected boyfriend in jail,” and posted a clip in which she was driving at over 100 miles an hour on a highway. Regardless, it now seems as if the “Uber girl” is in trouble again.
Kimiai was recently arrested for disorderly conduct in San Francisco. In another video that has gone viral, the woman can be seen attempting to run away from the cops while passers-by jeer and insult her. Kimiai herself can be seen abusing the police and the people on the street and appeared to be intoxicated.
She was eventually taken away and is expected to be charged in the coming days. This is the second time that the “Uber girl” has found herself in trouble, although she might escape punishment this time around considering the reduced extent of charges.