Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a Florida neurologist of Indian origin, who was caught on video last week accosting an Uber driver, has come to justify her action on the ground of her personal afflictions that day, including breakup with her boyfriend. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, 30, a fourth-year resident with Jackson Health System in Miami, was seen throwing tantrums at him and cursing the driver after he refused to give the apparently drunken woman passenger a ride because she tried to take the fare from someone else.
Ramkissoon has since been suspended by the hospital. The video showed the pint-sized doctor berating the Uber driver who pulled up to pick up another ride. An irate Ramkissoon jumped in the car, threw things at the driver and tried to knee him in the groin. “I’m a 5-foot girl that weighs 100 pounds,” she screamed at the driver. “I’m getting really like belligerent right now!” she said.
She was reported to have told ‘Good Morning America’ reacting to the video that went viral after being posted on January 17 that just minutes prior to that altercation with the Uber driver the previous evening, she and her boyfriend of two years had just broken up. Besides, she said her father was hospitalized earlier in the day and that she had been drinking lot.
After cops showed up Ramkissoon apologized to the driver who didn’t seek to have her arrested or charged. The New York Post report said that Ramkissoon told the TV show in her defense that that she was extremely stressed out that day. “It was probably one of the worst days of my life and I was caught at my lowest moment,” she was quoted as saying.
“There’s absolutely no excuse for my actions,” she said, only after GMA host George Stephanopoulos called her out for making excuses. “I’m ashamed, I’m so sorry. I’ve hurt so many people with this – my family, my friends, my job, the Uber driver. No one deserves to be treated that way and that’s not me.” Ramkissoon begged for the public’s forgiveness and said she cannot stomach watching the video of herself. “I see a person that is not me. I’m ashamed,” Anjali Ramkissoon said of the YouTube video that shows her berating the driver of another customer’s Uber. “I still can’t watch the entire video.”