Passenger Arrested for Attack on South Asian Uber Driver
KPIX 5/Subhakar Khadka

At least one woman who was seen in a viral video berating a South Asian Uber driver has been arrested.

On Thursday, the San Francisco Police Department announced that 24-year-old Malaysia King was arrested in connection to the incident and faces several charges, including assault with a caustic chemical and assault and battery.

San Francisco authorities say they worked with the Las Vegas Police Department to apprehend the suspect.

In a viral video, King, wearing a red shirt, lowers her mask and yells at the driver, 32-year-old Subhakar Khadka, “And I got corona.”

Another suspect, 24-year-old Arna Kimiai, has yet to be arrested but told SFPD through her lawyer that she plans to turn herself in soon.

“We’re glad to hear that Ms. Kimiai intends to do the right thing and turn herself into the nearest law enforcement agency, and we hope it happens promptly,” Lt. Tracy McCray was quoted saying via ABC7.

In the video, Kimiai is seen taking off her mask, coughing on Khadka, grabbing his cell phone, and ripping his mask off after the driver pulled over because one of the three women refused to wear a mask.

Per police, one of the women also sprayed what is believed to be pepper spray into the vehicle and toward Khadka after leaving.

As of this writing, the third female passenger is currently not wanted for any crimes.

Kimiai, who has been vocal on social media since the story broke, has a history of reckless behavior inside of vehicles.

On Friday, TMZ published a resurfaced Instagram video that reportedly shows Kimiai driving 122 miles an hour in a McLaren sports car.

Since the incident, she has been banned by both Uber and Lyft.


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