Uber Eats Standoff.
The Austin American-Statesmen reported on November 18 about an Austin-based Uber Eats driver who is probably grateful he defied his company's policy that prohibits drivers from carrying firearms. The newspaper reported that the driver went to an apartment complex in southeastern Austin for a food delivery, and as he was returning to his vehicle, he was approached by a man with a bandanna partially covering his face who pointed a gun at him. Before the would-be robber could make any demands, the driver pulled out his own handgun. The two men had a standoff where they both pointed their guns at each other for many seconds without saying a word. The suspect then backed off, and the driver quickly called 911. Police soon arrived in the area and arrested the suspect after he was identified by the Uber Eats driver. The suspect was charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Travis County Correctional Complex.