Chicago, IL

Chicago Uber Eats Driver Sends Text to Customer for 'Few Bucks Gas Money' via Cash App to Deliver Food. Driver Reported

Zack Love

A Chicago Uber Eats driver contacts an Uber Eats customer that ordered food, indicating he will run out of gas unless the customer sends him a "few bucks with Cash App." The customer, who happens to be a lawyer, forwards a picture of the "unprofessional" text message to Uber Eats Support. After the texts, the customer "no longer feels comfortable accepting the order" from the Uber Eats driver and asks him to "please leave or I'm calling [the] police." His food is left on the ground.
Uber Eats (stock photo modified)Photo byViktor Avdeev on Unsplash

Insider reported that Exavier Pope, a lawyer in Chicago, ordered food using Uber Eats on 31 May 2023. While waiting on his food delivery, the Uber Eats driver texts Exavier the following text message:

"I'm gonna run outta gas can you cash app me a few bucks for gas please I had no idea u were that far." -Uber Eats driver

Exavier finds the text to be unprofessional and forwards the text message to Uber Support on Twitter.

His tweet can be viewed below.

Exavier also shares a photo of his food that was left on the ground after he asked the Uber Eats driver to "please leave or I'm calling police." The Uber Eats driver responds with "What" and "Are you crazy."

His tweet can be viewed below.

Uber Support did respond to Exavier, letting him know that this behavior is "definitely not OK" and he would also receive a follow-up communication from a member of the support team.

Exavier Pope commented about the incident.

He said:

"It definitely was a harrowing experience and something I do not want to experience again a person coming to my home pressuring me for money. My lawyer brain is active on this." -Exavier Pope


  • Do you think that the Uber Eats customer should ever Cash App money to the Uber Eats driver?
  • Would you have sent money to someone claiming to be your Uber Eats driver?

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Cheong, Charissa. "An Uber Eats customer has gone hugely viral and divided opinion after slamming a driver he said asked him for gas money to deliver his food." Insider. 1 June 2023.

Exavier Pope's account on Twitter: @exavierpope

Uber Eat's official website.

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