Mother of 4 Uber Driver Begs Black Passenger Not to Kill Her, Dies Anyway

You know that rule for media people – “never apologize”?

Well, there is a similar rule: “never beg a black man not to kill you.”

New York Post:

A Pennsylvania Uber driver and mother of four begged a customer to spare her life before he allegedly shot and killed her during a robbery attempt, police said.

I’m begging you, I have four kids,” 38-year-old Christi Spicuzza pleaded, according to dashcam video of the horrific crime, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Spicuzza, of Turtle Creek, was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head in a wooded area on February 12 in Monroeville, according to the Allegheny County Police Department.

She had picked up 22-year-old Calvin Crew, of Penn Hills, around 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 10 when 10 minutes into the ride, he allegedly put a gun to the back of her head.

“You’ve got to be joking,” Spicuzza said when she reached back and felt the gun, according to the dashcam footage, detailed in a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette.

Crew allegedly told her to “keep driving” as Spicuzza pleaded “Come on, I have a family,” the video shows.

I got a family, too, now drive,” Crew responded.

Do what I say and everything will be alright,” Crew he said.

The video ends after the suspect grabbed the camera.

Crew was arrested on Thursday and was charged with criminal homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence.

Cops found the dashcam near the area where Crew had allegedly requested to be dropped off, according to the complaint.

During a press conference on Friday, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns said Crew’s motivation was likely to rob Spicuzza. The two had no prior connection, he said.

Spicuzza’s family had reported her missing on Feb. 11 when she did not return home after taking several Uber fares the night before.

They’re not going to not kill you because you asked nicely, or begged them, or whatever.

In fact, that just makes them angrier and more likely to kill you.

Maybe it even gives them the idea to kill you. They might have just been thinking about robbing you, and if you say “please don’t kill me,” the black might think “damn, never thought of that, I should kill this bitch.”

Any robbery interaction with a black should be done in a businesslike fashion. Stay calm and cool, give them your money, and wait to be dismissed.


Update: This article originally contained the word “anyways” in the title instead of “anyway.” I’m so, so sorry. -Ed.