It's wasn't the ride an Uber driver was hoping for after a Florida man threatened his life with a virus.

FOX's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

Uber driver Sebastian Lora is thankful the rider he picked up never made good on a threat to harm him. As soon as the passenger got into the car, the man pulled out a syringe he claimed was filled with the HIV virus, that he'd inject Lora if he didn't step on the gas.

Eventually he got out of the car, taking the driver's phone and wallet. Police would later find this passenger. 30-year-old Matthew Steven Francis is now under arrest.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News.

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