Gabita Uber tip jar thief is remonstrated on social media after being identified as the scantily dressed young woman filmed stealing from an Uber driver’s tip jar.
An 18 year old Crown Heights, Brooklyn woman going by the social media handle, Gabita has told social media users who have rankled with her since being identified as the the woman stealing from an Uber driver’s tip jar, ‘to get over it.’
The woman’s statement comes after social media identified her as the individual stealing cash from Uber driver Mohammed H. Bhuiyan‘s tip jar in August, with surveillance tape of the incident since going viral.
The uproar comes after the scantily-clad woman, was filmed on August 12 reaching into Bhuidan’s tip jar and stealing the hapless driver’s tips as she got out of the car with two friends.
By the time the driver realized his tips had been absconded with, Gabita and her two friends had already left the car. It appears the two other individuals riding with the woman had been unaware of Gabita’s actions as they left the vehicle.
Gabita Uber tip jar thief: So what it was only $5!
While most would appeal to contrition, Gabita on the other hand has used the new found attention to revel in her newfound infamy. And how!
Shamelessly the Brooklyn native shared screenshots of news articles on her instagram account, almightygabita, saying she ‘only’ stole $5, claiming that she returned the money days later.
To boot, the woman, who identifies herself as Gabrielle Canales on Facebook has since scrubbed clean commenters on her account lambasting her for taking off with the hapless driver’s tips. Never mind- tabloid attention here I come!
Of note, our collective vixen is seen posing in her underwear in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for two Instagram pictures.
Another image showed the 18 year old wearing the same mustard-colored skirt she had on in the Uber.
Gabita was filmed coyly glancing towards the driver’s camera before making off with the money in August.
Gabita Uber tip jar thief: Catch me if you can!
The dailymail repprted Uber dropping the matter when they contacted Gabita, with the woman initially denying ever stealing the money.
Advised to take the matter to police, ‘if he wanted to pursue it further,’ the driver in turn told Uber, ‘he was too busy.’
Uber has since contacted the hapless driver again, offering him ‘moral support’ (do you suppose…?) announcing that they have banned Gabita from using the app going forward.
Told an Uber spokesperson, ‘What’s been shown has no place on our app and the rider’s access to the app has been removed.’
Although the entire app is cashless, Uber drivers now have the freedom to solicit tips from passengers.
Passengers can also tip on their phone at the end of a journey.
While the company has never strictly prohibited tipping, the company has now made it clear that tips are allowed. Unless one of course is predisposed to stealing them from unsuspecting drivers…