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Travis Gordon: Uber driver attacked in suburban West Palm Beach; suspect arrested

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A man is in custody after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said an Uber driver was attacked by a passenger Wednesday morning.

At about 6:06 a.m. PBSO received a call from an Uber driver at 845 North Military Trail who stated he was attacked by a passenger who also damaged his vehicle.

Deputies responded to the area and arrested the suspect, identified as Travis J. Gordon of West Palm Beach.

The Uber driver said at about 5:40 a.m. he picked up two men at 4322 Westgate Ave. who asked him to take them to Westgate Avenue and Congress Avenue.  

The driver said he took the men to the location, but the business was closed. The driver told PBSO that he then took both passengers to 845 North Military Trail.

According to the victim, when both passengers exited the vehicle, one of them, later identified as Gordon, appeared to be under the influence and fell on the floor.

After Gordon got up, the driver said Gordon started attacking him and threw several punches through the window, striking him several times in the back of his head.

The victim told PBSO that he locked the doors but could not put up the window while Gordon was punching him. 

The driver jumped into the passenger side front seat and got out of his vehicle. He stated once he was outside, Gordon started chasing him around the vehicle.  

Gordon punched and broke the rear driver side window on his vehicle, according to deputies.  However, PBSO said Gordon has denied everything, even though he sustained a laceration to his forearm and hand.

Gordon faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischief.

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