Prosecutor loses job after Uber meltdown threatening driver

Sergio Conner
November 14, 2017

Adding, '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.

Platt says he asked Warner to get out of the vehicle, but when she declined, Platt called the police. He said the problems began when she told him to drive in a different direction than his Global Positioning System program instructed him.

He said Warner refused to give him directions, then accused him of kidnapping her when he missed a turn and verbally and physically abused him.

"I said, 'Nope that's it, ' and I pulled over on the side of the road". The driver says he wants to wait for police.

"You're kidnapping me", she continued. She even threatened to report to the police that he had kidnapped her.

Added Warner, 'Who are they going to believe? "I'm a district attorney". Part of their altercation was caught on Platt's voice recorder as he waited for police to arrive.

In the audio recording, Warner was heard repeatedly cursing at her Uber driver. "All I wanted to do was get home safely that night". "@dallasnews @CityOfDallas Horrible human @jody_warner needs to be FIRED for berating and threatening a good human with her self-inflated power and position #scumbag", wrote one woman in a fairly typical post.

"She can't treat people like that just because I'm not a doctor or a lawyer or someone she hangs around", Platt says.

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He asks her to leave the vehicle again.

"The woman is heard warning Platt he was "going to regret this so much", calling him a "[expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat" and telling him to "shut the [expletive] up". Platt believed the attorney was drunk, and she became belligerent, he recorded some of the conversation. "I want to go home so badly but you're so stupid I want the cops to come so that they can [expletive] you up, that's what I want". She also says she is an assistant district attorney, and that he's kidnapping her because he didn't take her to her requested destination.

Warner then apparently thought the driver was up to no good.

"Dude, everything's being reported", she says. "You're free to leave", Platt informed her.

"Under the law, it's recklessly keeping me from where I was going, and you have done that", she said.

'You're kidnapping me, ' she continued. 'You're committing a third- to first-degree felony. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office fired her late Monday. "This rider has been removed from the app while we continue to look into this incident", a spokesperson for Uber told ABC News. Overnight, Warner denied she ever hit Platt.

Warner's social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter, appear to have been deleted. "I forgive her." But Warner's employer was not so forgiving. "What a joke. Jesus Christ, I'll make sure Uber knows what an [expletive] joke you are".

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