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Lyft passenger apologizes for racist rant over wearing mask, says he was drunk

The Lyft rider from a caught-on-video racist rant against his driver — who’d asked him to wear a mask in the car — would like everyone to know he was drunk at the time and that he’s now very sorry.

Both he and his wife have lost their jobs since video of his ugly rant went public — and they are “being evicted,” the potty-mouthed rider from Issaquah, Washington, told The Post.

“We both lost the best jobs we’ve ever had and are being evicted from the house we rent,” the passenger told The Post in an emailed statement.

“There really is no context to the incident — my behavior in the video was despicable,” he added.

The clip shows the rider erupting in expletives after driver David Kangogo asked him to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride.

The perturbed passenger repeatedly calls the driver a “sand n—–r” and at one points threatens to urinate in the car.

“I humbly apologize for my behavior towards David  K. the Lyft driver on Tuesday night,” he told The Post, asking to be identified only as “Joe from Issaquah.”

Joe from Issaquah, Washington and his wife.
Joe from Issaquah, Washington, and his wife.JamPress

“I should have never said the things I said nor acted like a complete idiot.

“He didn’t deserve that. Nobody does. I had too much to drink and lost control of my tongue and I said horrible things that I truly regret.

“Watching the video was hard for me; it was if I didn’t recognize the person. I let myself down, I let my friends and family down, I let my company down, I let our whole country down,” he said, dramatically.

“I ask for forgiveness and mercy from literally everyone, especially David the driver, the Lyft community, my family and friends and our community.”

Additional reporting by Laura Italiano


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