November 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Updated: November 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Dallas prosecutor loses job after alleged verbal attack on Uber driver caught on camera

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A Texas assistant district attorney was fired on Monday afternoon after a drunken profanity-laced tirade aimed at an Uber driver.

Driver Shaun Platt picked up Jody Warner at a Dallas bar in his car on Friday night. He told ABC News she was growing agitated over the route he was using and told him to use a different route than the one on his GPS.

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“She kept saying she’s an assistant DA and said, ‘Who are they going to believe, you or me?’ and I said, ‘You know what? You’re kind of right,’ so I took out my phone and I recorded it,” he told ABC News.

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When Warner said, “I think this might be a kidnapping,” Platt pulled off the road.

Platt posted audio of the incident on his Facebook page.

“I didn’t post this maliciously. I mean no harm to her,” Platt told the Dallas Morning News. “I just want an apology. I was just telling Facebook friends and when I get home I have thousands of views. It was crazy.”

In Platt’s recording which is on the Dallas Morning News website, a woman can be heard calling him names, including “an idiot,” “a legitimate retard” and “stupid.”

“You’re a [expletive] idiot,” the passenger says.  “We’ll wait for the cops then if that’s what you think is appropriate.”

“I want the cops to come so they can f–k you up.”

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On Monday afternoon, Warner was fired from her job by Dallas District Attorney Faith Johnson.

On Tuesday, Warner spoke to the media about the situation..

“I’m very sorry for the language I used. I’m not proud of it,” she said. “I’m not trying to make any accusations against that driver. I don’t know what’s in his heart. I can tell you that not everything he said was true. I never touched him.”

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