Angry rider pulls gun on Uber driver for drop-off error in the Bronx

A photo of the suspect who pulled a gun on an Uber driver in the Bronx on Dec. 7. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A less-than-five-star passenger menaced an Uber driver with a six-shot pistol for dropping him off at the wrong Bronx location Saturday, police reported.

On Sunday afternoon, police identified the suspect as Michael Andrews, 30, who’s known to frequent areas within the confines of Bronx’s 52nd Precinct, where the incident occurred; Queens’ 108th Precinct; and Staten Island’s 120th Precinct.

Law enforcement sources said the trouble began when the 37-year-old male driver brought Andrews to a location on Briggs Avenue near East 201st Street in the Bedford Park neighborhood at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.

But that’s not where Andrews wanted to go, according to police, and the mistake led to an argument. Seconds later, Andrews allegedly pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot the driver. 

No shots were fired, and the driver was not injured during the episode, authorities said. The irate Andrews then bolted from the car and fled in an unknown direction.

Police released video footage showing the suspect identified as Andrews pulling out his gun during the argument.

Cops described Andrews as standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, with a dark skin complexion and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, a tan baseball cap and a red t-shirt.

Anyone with information regarding Andrews’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story was updated on Dec. 8 at 1:10 p.m.

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