Update: Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon gives her side of the story.
A drunk woman was caught on camera attacking an Uber driver, trashing his car and smashing his cell phone.
The video was captured by a bystander on Sunday evening in Miami, Florida. He uploaded the video to YouTube and included his account of the incident in the video’s description:
“We were on the phone with this uber driver while he pulled up to our location. Out of nowhere the girl in the video gets in the backseat of his car and won’t get out. We told the driver it was ok, to just cancel our ride, but he did not want to take her anywhere so he kept telling her to get out.
“Eventually the driver gets out and says he’s calling the cops to get her out of the car. After a couple of minutes of the driver pretending to talk to the cops (im assuming he was pretending because they never showed up at first), the girl decides to reach into the front seat, grab his keys, and start walking away with his keys in her hands…. That’s where the video starts…”
The woman has been identified as 30-year-old Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident employed by Jackson Health System.
The bystander wrote on YouTube: “The police finally showed up after this video ends. The girl was in a taxi cab about to leave when the showed up and they had to stand in front of the taxi and tell him to stop. The girl eventually got up from the area the cops had told her to sit and wait, and tried to walk away from the scene.
“Once in handcuffs, she then tried kicking some of the police officers on the scene. It was only when they put her in the police car that she started crying, apologizing, and claiming that she would lose her medical license (she claimed to be a neurologist) if she got arrested.”
In the end, the Uber driver, who’s named Igor Belic declined to press charges and took a cash settlement instead.
“In his words, ‘…she was crying (and) said (she) was sorry for everything.’ I don’t want to disclose the amount the driver was paid, but can say he could only use the money to pay his cellphone bill and maybeee his cable bill.”
In an interview with NBC, Igor Belic said:
“If she’s a good doctor and she can help people, I wouldn’t want her to lose her license. Maybe she’s a really good doctor.”
A post from the hospital citing Ramkissoon’s excellent levels of care for epilepsy patients has since been deleted. On review sites like Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com, listings for Ramkissoon as a doctor have been flooded with one-star reviews.
Uber has since suspended Ramkissoon’s account and released the following statement to Local 10:
“Uber expects everyone in our community to treat each other with respect and common courtesy … and we have a zero tolerance policy for all forms of harassment and abuse.”
Ramkissoon’s Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram accounts have also all been taken down in response to the backlash.
Her employerJackson Health System has also just released the following statement:
“Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident employed by Jackson Health System, has been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately, and removed from all clinical duties. Jackson has launched an internal investigation. The outcome of the investigation will determine if any disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination.”