UMich student won’t be charged for verbal assault of Uber driver
‘The rant was rude, boorish and offensive, but it was not a crime’
University of Michigan student Jake Croman made headlines in March when he was caught on video berating an Uber driver, calling him a “minimum wage faggot.”
But according to the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s office, Croman will not face charges for his verbal tirade.
“To summarize, the rant was rude, boorish and offensive, but it was not a crime,” chief assistant prosecutor Steven Hiller told the NY Daily News.
He said Croman’s rant did not “meet the test for what is obscene conduct.”
The University of Michigan released a statement shortly after the video went viral, saying they were “extremely disappointed” in Croman’s behavior.
Croman maintained that his rant was sparked by anti-Semitic comments from the driver, 50-year-old Artur Zawada. He told The Tab: “I am not proud of my reaction to his discrimination and I regret my choice of words.”
Other aspects of the case are still being investigated, though: his chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was looking into the event, and police are still investigating Croman’s complaint about the Zawada.