On Tuesday night, a YouTube video was uploaded of an insane woman in Miami assaulting an Uber driver and destroying his personal property including iPhone, documents, and more. Hours later, that video was posted to reddit and went viral. After that, it wasn’t long before someone on YouTube identified the woman as Anjali N. Ramkissoon M.D., a 4th year resident employed by Jackson Health System.
Since the video’s release, she’s been placed on administrative leave.
But before we continue, take a second to watch what all the fuss is about.
–Update on January 27th, 2016–
Anajli appeared on Good Morning America to clear her name and explain her actions. You can watch that full interview below:
The Backstory of the Miami Uber Attack:
No one can explain the backstory better than the man who filmed the entire assault, so here’s the situation directly from the YouTube video:
We were on the phone with this uber driver while he pulled up to our location. Out of nowhere the girl in the video gets in the backseat of his car and won’t get out. We told the driver it was ok, to just cancel our ride, but he did not want to take her anywhere so he kept telling her to get out.
Eventually the driver gets out and says he’s calling the cops to get her out of the car. After a couple of minutes of the driver pretending to talk to the cops (im assuming he was pretending because they never showed up at first), the girl decides to reach into the front seat, grab his keys, and start walking away with his keys in her hands…. That’s where the video starts…
The Uber driver was too good of a person and decided to take a cash settlement instead of pressing charges. In his words, “…she was crying (and) said (she) was sorry for everything.” I don’t want to disclose the amount the driver was paid, but can say he could only use the money to pay his cellphone bill and maybeee his cable bill.
The video starts recording as we see the Uber driver and Anjali outside the car. It’s clear to us that she’s begun attacking and assaulting the driver because he’s already trying to grab her hands. The assault continues while both parties start yelling for someone to call police.
After a minute or two, Anjali becomes irate that the driver isn’t taking her to her destination so she tries to knee him in the nuts. That’s when the driver pushes her to the ground, becomes scared, and tries to drive away.
So what does she do? SHE GETS IN THE FRONT SEAT! Who does that?
Obviously he doesn’t want to be anywhere near her, so the driver gets out again leaving Anjali in the car. That’s when she starts her truly diabolical revenge: throwing all his important documents and papers into the road.
Finally, she then tried casually walking down the road as if nothing happened. And that’s when the police finally arrived. But you know what’s the most upsetting? Read what actually happened to her. Again, from the YouTube description:
The police finally showed up after this video ends. The girl was in a taxi cab about to leave when the showed up and they had to stand in front of the taxi and tell him to stop. The girl eventually got up from the area the cops had told her to sit and wait, and tried to walk away from the scene.
Once in handcuffs, she then tried kicking some of the police officers on the scene. It was only when they put her in the police car that she started crying, apologizing, and claiming that she would lose her medical license (she claimed to be a neurologist) if she got arrested.
A cash settlement? I understand that she lives in Miami and probably isn’t poor, but how much cash is she really carrying on her person?
Understandably, Anjaji’s Uber account has been suspended. Here is a statement they made in regards to the video:
“Uber expects everyone in our community to treat each other with respect and common courtesy, and we have a zero tolerance policy for all forms of harassment and abuse. We have suspended this rider’s account as we investigate the incident.”
The local ABC affiliate then asked about a University of Miami spokesperson about Anjali, and the spokesman then disputed that she was affiliated with the school. Which is weird because we know that she is.
Who is Anjali Ramkissoon?
Anjali was identified by a couple of YouTube commenters just hours after the video went viral. Originally it was believed that she was a University of Miami student, but that has since been rebuked. We now know that she’s actually a headache and sleep medicine specialist at the University of Miami’s main teaching hospital. She’s actually employed by Jackson Health System.
According to her voter records Ramkissoon is 30 years old and living in the Miami area. She lives with family, and graduated from North Miami Beach High School.
Her sister, 28-year old Kavita Ramkissoon, attended law school at Nova Southeastern University and passed the Florida bar exam in 2013.
Ramkissoon is one of two resident members of the University of Miami’s specialized epilepsy care team, one of the hospital’s most well-reviewed departments.
A post documenting her involvement with the team has since been removed from the University of Miami’s website.
Online Reaction To The Video
Once the video went viral and we learned that there were insignificant consequences for Anjali, there was really no question that the keyboard warriors of the internet were going to destroy her. As is the case most of the time with internet justice, most of the anger is directed towards the fact that the internet believes she’s a rich spoiled brat.
But releasing her name wasn’t enough, they then found out her address (which is f*cked up) and put that out there.
One thing that we can get behind, only because some of the write-ups are funny, is creating an unofficial Facebook profile for her neurology practice (which doesn’t exist yet) and submitting reviews. Here are a couple of our favorites:
Fake Photos Released:
Another thing altogether is making fake nude photos of her and putting those on the web. That is absolutely ridiculous, disturbing, and all sorts of wrong–but what else are you supposed to expect from the same place that brought you “Two Girls, One Cup” and “Cake Farts?” The internet can be a cruel, cruel mistress.
Easily some of the best reactions to the whole situation can be found on the YouTube and World Star Hip Hop comments. Everyone, fully knowing how batsh*t insane this woman is, still wants to hit it: