Miami Lyft Driver Allegedly Pulled Gun On Passenger

A man in Miami says his Lyft driver pulled a gun on him, called him a homophobic slur, and told him he wants to kill gay people.

Andres Berreondo reportedly ordered a ride on Lyft Thursday afternoon, which is something he says he usually does.

Berreondo said he noticed the driver was not following the GPS maps. That's when he says the man snapped - calling him homophobic slurs.

In tears and in fear for his life, Borreondo called 911.

After about 10 minutes, he says the man finally stopped the car, hitting him as he forced him out.

He says he wants the man caught and wants Lyft and other services to keep a better eye on who they hire.

Lyft said in a statement that safety is its top priority.

"The safety of our community is Lyft’s top priority, and the behavior described here is unacceptable. There is no place in the Lyft community for discrimination or violence of any kind. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we permanently deactivated the driver. We have been in contact with the passenger to offer our full support, and stand ready to assist law enforcement with any investigation."

Miami police are investigating the incident.

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