By Sandra Rose  | 

A Taco Bell executive was fired after he assaulted an Uber driver in an attack that was caught on video.

Benjamin Golden was a mid-level executive who, ironically, headed Taco Bell's mobile commerce division. He was fired after the Mexican fast food company viewed a viral video uploaded to YouTube by Uber driver Edward Caban.

Caban, 33, said he asked Golden to get out of his car when he noticed how intoxicated the passenger was.

"You're too drunk to give me directions," Caban can be heard saying on a dash cam video. "I'm kicking you out, man," Caban said as he pulled over.

The video shows Golden pummeling and slugging Caban from behind while Caban blasts him in the face with his pepper spray.

"Given the behavior of the individual, it is clear he can no longer work for us," Taco Bell said in an email to CNBC. "We have also offered and encouraged him to seek professional help."

Caban said he quit his gig as an Uber driver because he fears for his safety.

He said he installed the dash cam because there were "too many incidents," and Uber does nothing to protect its drivers.

"Uber listens to the passenger, and when they get a complaint, that's who they listen to. They don't get insight from the driver," Caban told Fox News after his video went viral online.

Golden has not been arrested but he faces assault charges.

Watch the shocking video below.

  • iWasteTime

    Dumb azz!!
    Entitled behind, now you unemployed over a ride home!

  • @JuanHustle

    Nothing "Mexican" about Taco Bell but the names of the food. Matter of fact, I believe the company was founded in California.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    I saw this yesterday and that was ridiculous ... smh

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Glad he turned the dash cam around

  • sealsaa

    Taco Bell is about as "Mexican" as Pizza Hut is "Italian".

  • SunnyChi

    Damn dummy got fired and pepper sprayed ??. That's what his behind gets thinking he can go around hitting ppl with his drunk a&$

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    That Uber driver was smart to carry mace just for this purpose. Passenger got what he deserved and then some!

  • Queen Lizzy III

    Well we did steal California from Mexico....

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    What the hell was going down at Park Newport?

  • MookieFly

    I don't know whats with all the "Taco Bell aint Mexican" chatter. I thought that was known fact. That ish was founded in America and has been around since the 70's, hawking garbage out to the masses. On topic, Uber is nice on paper but I find it kinda iffy, especially when it comes to entitled people like the exec dude up top. Ive seen how people treat cabbies and it's only a matter of time that these Uber drivers start getting treated the same

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Damn man! He should have said, call the Cops "Hey that would be a night in the cell, where he would sober up, or if he's lucky, they would even take him home". Seriously though, this guys an idiot, just get out and take another cab. I'm glad the Cabbie is ok though, and good thing he turned his camera around.

  • CaliYoruba

    I do Uber sometimes. Never had any problems. I only had one lady get in & say " I do'nt like to talk & I don't like music".. I replied with "okay" then 2 minutes later she apologized and stated that she worked in a salon where music blasts & women loud talk all day so she wanted a little peace. I replied "okay". 13min trip of silence = $18. End of Story.

  • Too Many Colors

    Im sorry this video is funny AF.

    Eddie got his ass whooped. 3:17.
    Dude got sprayed...then fired.

    Thank you Jesus I work from home. Bout to finish QC'ing these items. Lawd.

  • @JuanHustle

    Touche! You win with this comment! I stand corrected here.

  • Nik

    Crazy how easily people put their livelihood in harm's way over some dumb ish. These days with viral videos and sound recordings, everyone should be on their best behavior.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Hmmm...I think I'll do tacos for dinner....

  • CaliYoruba

    I wouldve driven for 30min & let that Clock run on his azz LOL

  • Too Many Colors

    Actually Taco Bell was founded as a Mexican taco stand by a white man who stole the recipes from real Mexicans. What fuggin difference does it make. What was Sandra supposed to call it?

    Sandra said a "Mexican fast food company". Not as in its location. But what what were the other choices?

    Chicken Mex?

    I mean really.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I want Moes now.........

    That Uber driver was no nonsense tho LOL
    "Nope nope, get outta my car!"
    I'm glad he turned that camera around

  • BatShatt

    my thoughts exactly..

  • Too Many Colors

    Kids ate tacos without me over the weekend. And Dub20 makes some FIE ass tacos. I was HOT.

  • Yoni

    New post

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Y'all turned me on to the nacho cheese taco shells and my grandma and I are now addicts. We tear up some tacos with the nacho cheese shells ???

  • partytime

    Damn he just started slapping the shit out dude. Ol drunk MF......that what his ass get!!!

  • OSHH

    When they still made Baked Doritos, I always had some with my taco salads. I miss them joints!

  • Candance

    lol burritos and tacos = Mexican food... its ok :) lol

  • 1/8

    I hope Caban gets a good lawyer and sues his @$$ into oblivion.

  • LordeAmbler

    Lmao damn!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Chicano :hahaha:

  • shaybytheway

    I've been contemplating doing Uber... Idk now. That was scary.

  • askquestions

    Cry me a river. He's fired, but will have another $60,000+ in no time. They stick together!

  • SoChlo

    I've used Uber 3 times now and each one was a great experience. The last time I actually left my phone in the car and the driver came back to the airport to give it to me. The first ride is free up (up to $30) if you use the code: ridin30. You're welcome:)

  • FoxyDiva

    Right, everyone should kno America is comprised of culture vultures. Its just like all the soul food spots these days that are not Black owned. They simply see an opportunity to profit

  • FoxyDiva

    I just had a conference in SLC and used it for the first time. I was skeptical at first but thought it was pretty cool. Everyone was real nice and helpful. One driver said he made about $1500 a month and did it when he was bored. Probably just depends where ur located.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}


  • i troll it like i see it

    I'm sorry but did he say the initial location he was given to drive the drunk man to was "black knight?"

  • i troll it like i see it

    and he looked very heavy handed..the slaps were like light slams....poor guy.

  • Call Me Mrs. B

    I'm an Uber a driver you can determine how wide of a scope you want to drive and you can also cancel trips. I drive locally in my surrounding neighborhood (mostly kids going to and from work or the movies) and haven't had a problem.

    Seeing this video makes me want to get a dash cam...just for my safety.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Oh we tried some tea like that from Wendy's & it was turrbol.
    Now I want a burrito!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}


  • ShelbyMoore

    Right! This mess has me in the mood to go to this Mexican restaurant down the street with his owned by a family of Mexicans.

  • FoxyDiva

    Get yo dash cam girl!

  • Angela Flowers

    I'm glad I'm not the only heartless person lmao. When he grabbed his hair omg lol.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Dummy! Glad they fired him. I hope the driver sues him!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Probably a good idea. I love taking Uber, over a cab.

  • PussyGal0re

    Okay?!? I lmao and felt zero remorse. That sh:t was funny AF! He handled him like a rag doll! I was NOT expecting that!! LMAOOOOO

  • NAYB

    It's a risk you take when letteing strangers in your car. Uber can't protect when it's just you and someone else..I'm glad that guy was fired though.totally ridiculous what he did.

  • Yardgirl

    What a d*ck!! Thank god the driver had the sense to 1) have a dash cam and 2) turn it around to record the assault!! Without the tape they would have gone with "the customer is always right" rule and fire the driver.

  • Applebootay

    I start laughing when he tipped over in the back seat when he hit that left turn...I knew it was going down hill from there....