African Kenya Village Retard - Mekele Baucom - Billed $171 After Falling Asleep at Start of his American Ride
A Washington D.C. man expected a quick ride and a small bill when he got into an Uber driver's car -- but he woke up to a steep charge, because the driver cruised as the rider snoozed.
The Uber rider, Mekele Baucom, told News4 he was billed $171 for a 71-mile ride when he asked to be taken home 1 mile away but fell asleep in the car. The driver drove back and forth on the Capital Beltway, Baucom's receipt shows.
Baucom said he summoned an UberX car about 2 a.m. Feb. 5 on 7th Street NW, in the Shaw neighborhood, after a night out with friends. He said he told the driver his home address near NoMa, rather than entering it into the app, and then dozed in the backseat.
"I think I must have fallen asleep in the car pretty fast," he said.