Taco Bell has fired executive Benjamin Golden after word of his violence towards Uber driver Edward Caban went viral.
— StPeteCubano (@StPeteCubano) November 3, 2015
A visibly intoxicated Golden was caught on video attacking Caban after being asked to leave the vehicle for being too drunk to give directions. The video shows Golden repeatedly slapping the driver across the face before Caban takes out a can of pepper spray in retaliation and kicks the man out of his car. Police report authorities found Golden vomiting from pepper spray.
The assailant now faces charges of assault and public intoxication in addition to losing his job.
— brian redban (@redban) November 2, 2015
Taco Bell, Golden’s previous employer, tells CNBC,
CNBC reports that Golden was a seven-year veteran of Yum Brands—the corporation which operates Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC. Since the incident, Golden’s LinkedIn and Twitter have been barred from public viewing.
[via NBC News]