LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles Lyft driver says she was brutally attacked in what she calls a case of road rage-turned-robbery.

A witness caught the violence on cell phone video, showing Tenicia Bennet being attacked at a gas station in Miracle Mile.

“I can’t watch it, no. I can’t watch it — see myself being dragged across a gas station for no reason,” she said.

A full-time Lyft driver, Bennet says she had just dropped off a customer and stopped to get gas when two women jumped out of a car and started hurling insults, then punches, dragging her by her hair and threatening other customers who tried to intervene.

“I just would never have thought that I would experience something like that,” Bennet said.

The car the two women were in had an Uber sticker but the company says the car is registered to a man who hasn’t driven for Uber in two months.

Now Bennet, who’s been a ride-share driver for years, says she’s not sure she’ll ever drive again.

A Lyft spokesman sent CBS2/KCAL9 a statement reading in part: “There is no place for such violence in our society. Our thoughts are with Tenicia as she recovers from this terrible ordeal. We stand ready to assist law enforcement.”

A single mom, Bennet says the attackers took her wallet, her phone and her rent — leaving her broke and broken.

She says the LAPD has been able to trace the car’s license plate and investigators have a lead on the suspects.

Comments (7)
  1. Now had the victim been anyone with some type of fame or political importance, you know that LAPD would be on those two ratchet ho’s with a quickness, and would have been arrested within hours of the incidence. The borrowed cars license plate is more than enough evidence to catch those two, come on now!

  2. Someone is able to get their phone and record it, but NOT step in and try to put a stop to this assault?? What’s WRONG with people? No backbone? or just don’t care?

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