Criminal Law

Ex-Rideshare Driver Arrested After Launching an Alleged Antisemitic Attack on a Passenger

A former ride-share driver has been arrested after launching an attack on a passenger because he perceived the individual to be Jewish or Israeli, according to the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The indictment against 39-year-old ride-share driver Csaba John Csukás from Daly City, California, was announced on Wednesday regarding the alleged attack, which took place on Oct. 26, 2023, at San Francisco International Airport, just 19 days after Hamas launched the Oct. 7 terror attacks in Israel.

“The indictment alleges Csukás worked as a driver for an app-based rideshare company and was hired to drive the victim from SFO to the victim’s home,” the Department of Justice said in a statement regarding the alleged antisemitic attack. “The indictment further alleges that when Csukás approached the victim at a predetermined pickup location, Csukás asked the victim if the victim was Jewish or Israeli, stated that he would not transport a Jewish or Israeli person, and attacked the victim by striking the victim in the face with his fist.”

Read the source article at ABC News

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