Concealed Carrier Shoots Two Alleged Carjackers, Both in Critical Condition 

Two alleged carjackers are in critical condition this week following a run-in with a Philadelphia Lyft driver.

The ride-share employee, 38, was rear-ended twice by the armed suspects around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, according to local news affiliate ABC 7.

When the driver got out of his car to face the suspects, one of them pointed a shotgun in his direction while attempting to take control of the driver’s vehicle. 

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Fearing for his life, the driver, who also happens to be a licensed concealed carrier, shot the suspect in the chest.  

The second suspect, who crashed his vehicle into the victim’s, then attempted to run down the concealed carrier.

The concealed carrier opened fire, hitting the second suspect in the rib cage. 

Though the wounded suspects fled the scene separately in each vehicle, they were apprehended by police a short while later.  

Both were taken to local hospitals and were listed in critical condition.

As for the concealed carrier, he was not injured in the altercation.  However, a question remains about his future working as a driver for Lyft.  

The rideshare app is known to look down on those who exercise their right to keep and bear arms while driving for the service.

In fact, Lyft fired a single mother from Cleveland last January after she lawfully defended herself with a firearm from an alleged carjacker.  A spokesperson justified the decision by pointing to Lyft’s “No weapons” policy.

SEE ALSO: Ride-Sharing Company Lyft Offering Free Transpo to Anti-Gun Rallies

Lyft has also supported anti-gun causes.  In 2018, it offered free rides to student activists attending anti-gun rallies. 

“We’d be honored to support your work with free Lyft rides to March for Our Lives rallies across the country on March 24 (please remember, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.),” said the San Francisco-based company at the time.

With respect to this Philadelphia incident, the company told local media, “Safety is fundamental to Lyft, and the incident described is deeply troubling. We have been in touch with both the rider and driver to offer our support and have reached out to law enforcement to offer our assistance.”

No word yet on whether Lyft will terminate the driver’s employment after he took down two alleged criminals.

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  • Ej harbet January 13, 2022, 11:30 pm

    Too bad the police caught them before the room temp challenge.
    Should have finished em and let waste management transport them to the nearest landfill

  • Mac January 7, 2022, 11:38 am

    Would rather be a live, “no weapons” violator than a dead obedient employee…! That said, if the company employment policy is “no weapons” on job, the guy took the risk and is still alive to look for a new job. Better than the other way.

  • Armed and Dangerous January 7, 2022, 11:22 am

    There should be a Go Fund Me site set up to help the driver pay for his legal fees.

  • Alan S January 7, 2022, 9:54 am

    Here’s hoping they both die and make the world a better place. Oh and Lyft FU.

  • Stan d. Upnow January 7, 2022, 8:58 am

    Didn’t know much about Lyft until now. So, they’re based in San Fransicko and this incident happened in Filthydelphia. Here’s what will go down–

    Lyft will fire the driver immediately so as not to give the impression that they support the safety of their drivers or riders. After all, can’t trigger the “woke” mob, now can we?
    The driver will be arrested and charged with numerous felonies for defending his own life and that of his passenger. Filthydelphia Soros DA, Larry Krasner, is infamous for his non-prosecution of dangerous criminals.
    The criminal scum, if they unfortunately recover, will get some Leftist lawyer to sue the driver for “violation of their civil rights.” Poor driver will be bankrupted by bloated, rip-off defense attorney fees.
    Welcome to “justice” in America.

  • Dr Motown January 7, 2022, 7:33 am

    Lyft will terminate his employment and Krasnoyarsk will prosecute him while offering compensation to the criminals 🤬

    • Stan d. Upnow January 7, 2022, 9:06 am

      Yup. Oh, and don’t forget that if the criminals just happen to be members of that “poor, oppressed minority”, the corrupt media will totally spin the event so as to whip the BLM/Antifa scum into a frenzy and go after the driver. Of course, that won’t happen if the driver is a non-white.

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