Taco Bell Just Fired The Manager Who Attacked The Uber Driver


Remember that guy who attacked an Uber driver, and got maced for his troubles?

Well, that guy is Benjamin Golden, a senior marketing manager at Taco Bell, who was subsequently fired by the company after his violent assault went viral on YouTube.

103131645-Untitled-5.530x298Golden's mugshot - Credit: Costa Mesa Police Dept.

In the video Golden gets into Edward Caban’s Uber car in Los Angeles, but is far too drunk to tell the driver where he wants to go. After being asked several times for the destination, and not giving it, Caban pulls over and orders the marketing manager to get out.

The extremely intoxicated 32-year-old doesn’t take this well, and starts slapping and punching the taxi driver in the back of the head, as well as pulling his hair.

Unfortunately for him, Caban has some mace, and he duly sprays Golden in the face – before chasing him out the car and dropping the immortal line: “Yeah. You just got maced, motherfucker.”


According to CBS News Golden, from Newport Beach, California, was arrested shortly after, and has now been bailed.

It’s now been revealed that Golden has been fired from Taco Bell. The company told Adweek in an email:

Given the behavior of the individual, it is clear he can no longer work for us. We have also offered and encouraged him to seek professional help.

Caban has stopped working for Uber temporarily, because he doesn’t feel safe driving anymore, CBS reports.

And here’s the video again, in case you missed it:


Karma’s a bitch.