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Cancun taxi driver arrested after attacking vehicle he mistook for Uber

Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun taxi driver was taken into police custody Thursday after breaking the window of a car he believed was Uber. The arrest was made after police received a request for help from the driver of the private vehicle.

When police arrived, they found the broken window of a private car, which, according to the driver, was the actions of a Cancun taxi driver who mistook him for an Uber. Police were able to locate the Cancun taxi driver.

In a press statement Thursday, the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) of Quintana Roo reported on the incident and subsequent arrest.

“The Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security (SSC) in QuintanaRoo arrested a taxi driver who attacked a driver near Highway 307. The alleged perpetrator would have broken the window of a unit thinking that it was a vehicle belonging to a digital platform.

“After the report and request for support, the attacker was located. This person was made available to the authorities for the corresponding legal procedure.”

In a press conference Monday morning, the Attorney General, Raciel López Salazar reported on the progress of an ongoing investigation of an individual believed part of the Cancun taxi driver’s union who is believed involved in orchestrating aggressive actions against Uber in Cancun.

There are currently two other Cancun taxi drivers jailed after recently attacking a private vehicle carrying Israeli tourists.