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'I'm assistant district attorney so shut the f**k up': Prosecutor is FIRED after Uber driver records her hitting him, calling him 'a legitimate retard' and accusing him of kidnap on drunken ride home

 Dallas Uber driver Shaun Platt, 26
 Dallas prosecutors Jody Warner, 32

An Uber driver in Texas claims a Dallas prosecutor threatened to accuse him of kidnapping her during a drunken rant, telling him: “Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney.”
Shaun Platt, 26, told the Dallas Morning News that he was also slapped and berated by Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner, 32, as he drove her home late Friday after picking her up at Capitol Pub in Old East Dallas.
Warner appeared intoxicated, according to Platt, who said he started asking her about the upcoming holiday season but noticed something was off. The situation took a bad turn when Warner told Platt to change his GPS-directed route and he got lost.
“I said, ‘Should I make a left up here?’ and she refused to answer me,” Platt told the newspaper. “She said, ‘You can follow the [expletive] GPS’ and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home.”
Warner, a six-year veteran prosecutor working in the district attorney’s crime against children unit, continued berating him before slapping him on the shoulder, according to Platt. He said he proceeded to pull over but initially hesitated to call the police, saying he wanted to give Warner a “chance” after she told him she was a district attorney.
“I didn’t want to get her in trouble,” Platt told the newspaper before reconsidering and ending the ride by asking Warner to get out. That prompted Warner to threaten him, saying he was “never going to work again” and that she “knows people,” according to Platt.
“Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney,” Warner allegedly told him.
Five minutes later, Platt called 911 and began recording as he waited for police to respond.
“Oh my God, you’re going to regret this so much,” a female passenger is heard saying on the recording obtained by the newspaper. “Just take me home, dude. I just want to go home.”
The driver then asked the passenger to get out, but she refused, telling him either to drop her off at her house or to wait for the cops to arrive. The driver says he wants to wait for police.
“Then we’ll wait for the cops, Jesus Christ, you’re a [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat,” the passenger continues. “What a joke. I’ll make sure Uber knows what a [expletive] joke you are.”
The woman then mocks the driver’s use of “ma’am,” telling the driver to “shut the [expletive] up” when he again asked her to exit his vehicle.
“We’ll wait for the cops then if that’s what you think is appropriate,” she continued. “You don’t just end a ride … Just take me home. Oh my God, you’re an idiot. You are a legitimate retard. What a joke.”
The woman proceeds to tell the driver that “everything’s being recorded” as he continues to ask her to just get out of the car. She then claimed she was being kidnapped.
“I’m an assistant district attorney so shut the [expletive] up,” she said. “You had the opportunity to take me home. I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually.”
The driver told the passenger that she was free to leave at any time. But she refuses to accept that, claiming that he was “recklessly keeping” her from where she was going.
“You’re kidnapping me,” she continued. “You’re committing a third- to first-degree felony. So do you want to take me home or do you want to stay here? We can hang out. I’m not scared. It’s cool. I was trying to be nice to you.”
Platt, who could not be reached for comment, said he was “totally afraid” of being arrested when police arrived. But the cop and Warner, who was “let off the hook,” left in a police car, he told the Dallas Morning News.
“She said ‘I’m the DA’ and she said [to the cop], ‘Can I speak with you?’ and he pulled her aside away from me,” Platt told the newspaper. “Then the cop said, ‘You good?’ and I said, ‘I guess so.’ I should’ve said, ‘No, I’m not good.’ It was intimidating. I was intimidated.”
Cpl. DeMarquis Black, a spokesman for the Dallas Police Department, said the agency has contacted the district attorney’s office and is investigating the incident. Messages seeking comment from Uber were not immediately returned.
Warner, whose Twitter profile was no longer active as of Monday, did not return a message seeking comment. The district attorney’s office confirmed that an investigation has been launched when reached by The Post on Monday.
“We learned about the post in which you reference early Saturday morning and our office immediately launched an investigation, which is ongoing,” the office of Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said in a statement. “We will provide more information when the investigation concludes.”

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