Malaysia King, 24, of Antioch, Contra Costa County, California, United States is being held without bail in Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She is the African-American woman accused of pepper-spraying Nepalese Uber driver Subhakar Khadka, 32, of San Francisco, California.
At around 12:45 p.m. on March 7, 2021, Khadka picked up King, Persian-American woman Arna Kimiai, 24, of Los Angeles, California and another woman on San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco. The driver decided to cancel the ride because not all of the passengers complied with Uber’s rider policy to wear a facemask.
It led to an altercation, which ended with King, Kimiai and the other passenger exiting Khadka’s vehicle. Before fleeing the scene, King allegedly reached into an open window and sprayed what is believed to be pepper spray into the vehicle and towards the driver.
Two days after the incident, King was involved in another unrelated crime in Las Vegas. She and a man named David Lewis were accused of possessing two fraudulent cards, according to KTNV.
Lewis and King allegedly used an identification card from Virginia, USA, which belongs to a man named John, in an attempt to transfer funds from a bank account at a Bank of America in Las Vegas. They allegedly also had a SunTrust payment card with the same name.
According to Lewis, the cards were given to him and he was told he would be paid $1,000 if he successfully transferred the said Bank of America account to King. He also claimed that she coached him with what to say to the bank employee for the transaction.
But according to King, an unknown person picked her up and told her to help Lewis with the transaction. Neither King nor Lewis knew the owner of the Bank of America card.
Both King and Lewis were charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. She was arrested in Las Vegas on March 9, 2021.
On March 11, 2021, King was booked again in Las Vegas in connection with the incident with Khadka on March 7, 2021. She was charged with assault with a caustic chemical, assault and battery, conspiracy and violation of health and safety code and is scheduled to appear in court on the morning of March 15, 2021.