Uber pool rider erupts in a fit of rage and punches the bonnet of the car

Uber pole driver erupts in a fit of rage and slams the hood of the car

  • UberPool passenger explodes in anger
  • Hits the road to fight the driver
  • Pounds his fists on the hood

An early morning Uber ride turned into a violent nightmare when a passenger exploded in rage and punched the driver in the middle of the road before slamming his fist into the hood four times.

The terrifying incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning after UberPool driver Abdul picked up a passenger traveling across the Sydney Harbor Bridge to Chatswood in the city’s north.

However, the man was unimpressed when Abdul picked up another passenger, Liam, as part of UberPool’s normal practice of picking up passengers going roughly in the same direction to lower the fare.

Abdul’s dash cam recorded audio of the man in the backseat becoming increasingly agitated.

‘Can we go to Chatswood, I paid for that?’ he demanded.

An irate UberPool passenger has been caught on dash cam banging his fist against the hood of the car after becoming angry that the driver was picking up another passenger

“You were running around like an asshole when I paid you to go to Chatswood. You stupid son of a bitch, I’m trying to get home.’

Abdul tried to explain the situation to him.

“This is Uber Pool. That’s how it works,” he said.

Eventually Abdul’s patience runs out and he stops at the roadside and demands the violent passenger to get out, but he refuses.

“Listen d*** head, I chose not to hit you,” the man says.

“Do you know how easy it is for me? I’ve done nothing but try to get home.’

Abdul is heard yelling, “Leave my car, or I’ll call the police.”

Liam, who was in the front seat, got into a tricky situation.

“I looked around and he (the first passenger) started looking at me and I was like ‘oh shit, I don’t want to get into this,'” Liam told Channel Nine’s A Current Affair on Wednesday night.

“That guy was just starting to get really excited and angry.”

In the dashcam recording, the man can be heard yelling, “Do you want to fight?” Do you want to hit me? Go call the police, you fat little… You want to fuck me?’

There was an altercation in the car that caused Abdul to get out.

The man followed him and dashcam footage shows how the two are in conflict with each other while standing in the middle of the road.

Abdul said he had “no choice” but to fight back.

“I pushed him back, but he kept attacking me,” he said.

UberPool driver Abdul (pictured rear right) exchanged blows with the man (pictured center) while being watched by second passenger Liam (front left)

UberPool driver Abdul (pictured rear right) exchanged blows with the man (pictured center) while being watched by second passenger Liam (front left)

“He punched me in the back of my neck, on my back, on my head. My dashcam footage doesn’t lie.’

“I thought about my family, because if something happens to me, it won’t affect anyone’s life except my family.”

Liam paused to watch but stepped in to convince him to get back in the car, which they both did.

“He (Liam) was also a really big help. He calmed me down,’ Abdul said.

However, this only further enraged the first passenger, who was filmed repeatedly banging his fist against the bonnet, with a dent clearly visible the next day.

After driving away, Abdul reported the incident to the police, who he said did not respond.

He eventually went to a police station to file a report and called on them to take the man ‘to court’.

A Current Affair tracked down the passenger at his home in Chatswood and surprised him with a reporter and cameras waiting when he answered the door.

The man refused to talk about the incident, except that Abdul “attacked him too.”

He pulled up his sleeve to reveal a bruise on his left forearm, which he claimed was an injury from the altercation.

After Abdul was initially suspended while they investigated the incident, Uber cleared him to drive again following an intervention by the TV show.

Uber has reportedly suspended the aggressive rider for life.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted police for comment.