Gay Atlanta bar patron robbed during Uber ride

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A man who hailed an Uber after an evening out at a gay Atlanta bar on Cheshire Bridge Road says he was robbed at gunpoint by a passenger in the car and dumped along Interstate 75 early Sunday morning. 

The passenger reported the armed attack about 4:20 a.m., nearly 90 minutes after he says the Uber driver arrived at BJ Roosters to pick him up, according to an incident report from the Atlanta Police Department. Once inside the black sedan, the man told police that the driver headed north on I-75 before a passenger in the front seat, who was with the vehicle when it arrived at BJ's, brandished a gun and robbed him.

The men stole the victim's wallet, cell phone and $100 in cash before forcing the victim out of the car near I-75 and Moores Mill Road. The man – now without his cell phone – said he walked for nearly an hour before someone called police, according to the incident report.

The victim said the sedan he got into was the Uber driver he ordered because the driver knew his name when he arrived, according to WSB. 

Uber told WSB that the company is investigating the incident.

In August, a dancer at the bar allegedly stabbed a customer during a brawl in the parking lot. That came two days after a man was arrested for allegedly attacking bar employees and patrons during a fight that stretched along Cheshire Bridge before police broke it up. 

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