-Teenage girl caught on camera as she stole cash from Uber driver
-The girl timed when no one was watching then took all the cash in the driver's tip jar
-Footage of the incident went viral and the young lady has reacted in attempt to set record straight
An otherwise innocent-looking 18-year-old Brooklyn girl was caught on camera while stealing cash from tip jar of an unsuspecting Uber driver.
The young lady, who has since been identified as Gabrielle Canales, was traveling with two of her friends when he spotted stash of notes in a tip jar just behind the busy driver.
Footage of the incident shows Canales patiently waited until the car stopped. She timed when her friends had exited the car and no one was watching, then stealthily grabbed the dollar notes.
Immediately Canales stepped out of the car and started running to catch up with her friends, the driver suspected something was amiss, so he turned his head to check the passengers' seat, during which he realized his money was gone.
The driver then repeatedly sounded his horn in attempts to draw attention of the three passengers and anyone else who cared to listen, but it was already too late.
Video of the incident was shared on social media and soon went viral.
Canales later reacted to the social media heat generated by her rather unbecoming act. She claimed she only took five dollars from the jar and that she had returned it to the driver.
Teen Uber passenger caught 'stealing' cash from driver's tip jar