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Wednesday Jan 3, 2018
Randall Magill, left, and his fiance Jose Chavez, right.
Randall Magill, left, and his fiance Jose Chavez, right.  (Source:Screen shot via Click2Houston)

A couple from Houston, Texas says an Uber driver booted them from a ride on the side of the freeway after the men shared a "peck on the lips" while in the back seat, Click2Houston reports.

Randall Magill, 28, and his fiance Jose Chavez, 26, were drinking at a friend's holiday party and wanted to be safe by taking an Uber ride. The trip was fine - until they shared a kiss in the minivan, the men said.

"I wasn't doing anything that I wouldn't have done in public. I'm not going to embarrass myself or my fiance by any means," Magill told Click2Houston, adding they were divided by an aisle. "I've never heard of anyone being asked to stop kissing anywhere, especially when you're just peck on the lips."

Magill said the driver told the newly engaged couple that he ordered a straight couple to stop kissing earlier that day. But the men said they don't believe that.

"He said, 'I can't take you no more.' He was like, 'I'm going to have to drop you guys off,' and we said, 'That's fine,' " Chavez said. "I was upset. I've never been told not to kiss or anything."

Magill said the driver pulled off the freeway and left them stranded, next to a concrete sound barrier. The couple said they had to walk under a bridge to the other side of the freeway to order an other Uber home.

"I've never had a bad experience with Uber, this was probably, I'll never use them again," Magill told Click2Houston. "I was super disappointed. Everyone I have ever ridden with has been very nice, very respectful.

"Even the ones I could tell were not so comfortable with carrying us, they were very respectful," he added.

An official for Uber told Click2Houston both the rider and driver reported the incident, which is currently being investigated.

Watch the couple speak with the news outlet below.


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