BSO- Steve Casper, 25, has been charged with Assault and Battery and “Entering a Dwelling at Night with the Intent to Commit Assault and Battery,” according to Arlington County Police.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. this past Saturday, but was not reported to the authorities until the next day, said ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage.
Police say Casper took an Uber ride with a friend to the 1200 block of N. Danville Street. He broke into the house, entered his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom and began punching the man in bed with his ex, said Savage.
Both victims fled the house. Casper then allegedly punched a hole in the wall, before leaving the house to search for the victims. Upon finding them, he began repeatedly punching the man again, Savage said.
Casper’s friend, who was waiting in the Uber, saw what was happening and ran over to calm down Casper and break up the fracas, said Savage. The victims again fled, running down the street, and Casper and his friend reportedly got back into the Uber and left the scene.
And that, my friends, is why Uber was a billion dollar idea. Steve Casper -who was likely too drunk and took infuriated to drive- gets to safely arrive at his ex-girlfriend's house in the middle of the night without endangering the well being of anyone else on the road. Granted, he wasn't going there for the most commendable of reasons, but he was going to make sure he got there regardless, so it's better that he used a secure mode of transportation in doing so. I don't think it should come as a surprise that not everyone that wants to gets somewhere quickly and cheaply has good intentions. That's why there's no "are you using this ride for good or evil?" option when summoning the nearest vehicle. It would be terrible for business. The service whose primary function is to get drunk people elsewhere in a timely manner? I bet this happens a lot more often than we think. Do you know how many new boyfriends out there don't even know that they deserve a beating? All of them. All of the new boyfriends. The only reasons people take Ubers at 2AM is to A) go to another bar B) get to their own bed C) attain drugs, or D) fight someone who doesn't know they are coming. Steve Casper choose D, and that's likely because that's what his girlfriend was also choosing at the time.
Honestly, I just I hope this kid tipped well. Yes, I know that you aren't supposed to tip Uber drivers, but you're also not supposed to make them an accessory to a multitude of crimes by turning them into a getaway driver. Talk about a rock and hard place. It was either sit there and watch your passenger kick a couple's ass, or drive off and risk a bad rating. He almost had no choice but to turn a blind eye to the assault and battery taking place in his rearview, and I am glad he did, because the worst Uber drivers are the ones that ask too many goddamn questions.
P.S. Steve Casper is also the worst friend ever. The "yeah, we can share a ride, but I have to do this, this, and this before we head home" friend. Probably didn't even tell his buddy where they were going first. He just put two and two together when he saw him fist fighting a half naked guy he had never met before in the middle of the lawn.