The graceless woman who stole an Uber driver's tips from his jar has been identified as an 18-year-old girl from Brooklyn who has since mocked her crime on social media.
Gabrielle Canales, who calls herself Gabita on social media, was identified on Tuesday after footage of her stealing cash from driver Mohammed H. Bhuiyan's tip jar in August went viral.
On August 12, a scantily-clad Canales was filmed reaching into his jar and snatching his cash as she got out of the car with two friends.
The footage went viral on Tuesday after reappearing online but Canales was remorseless and appeared to revel in her newfound infamy.
She shared screenshots of news articles about it on Instagram and Snapchat and said she 'only' took $5 from the man which she claims to have returned later.
Before getting into his car, she posed in her underwear in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for two Instagram pictures. The young girl is believed to have grown up in Central Islip, New York.
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The woman who was filmed stealing tips from an Uber driver in a shocking viral video has been identified as Gabrielle Canales, who posted this photograph and two others on the same day as the theft
The date on the Instagram was August 12 - the same day as the video
In another Instagram picture taken on the day in question, Canales posed in the same bralet and skirt as she wore in the car. After her identity was revealed onTuesday afternoon, she deleted all three photos from August 12
On Tuesday, the young woman tried to make light of the crime by sharing memes on social media including this one
A third photo showed her still wearing the mustard-colored skirt she had on in the Uber.
She deleted all three photos from August 12 on Tuesday afternoon where her identity went public.
Canales was filmed coyly glancing towards the driver's camera before making off with the money in the August 12 video.
By the time he realized it was gone, she and her two friends had left the car.
Her two friends in the car seemed unaware of her plot and did not respond as she snatched the money before getting out.
On the same day, the boy in their group however taunted police by sitting in front of a line-up of cops sitting on a locked-up bicycle. He captioned the image: 'Who's bike?' [sic].
According to the driver who drove the trio on the same day, Uber dropped the matter when they contacted Canales and she denied ever stealing the money.
They told him take the matter to police if he wanted to pursue it further but the man says he was too busy.
Uber has since contacted him again to offer him more support and have banned Canales from using the app.
The teenager joked about posting mirror selfies on the same day as the theft and took pleasure in correcting social media commentators who flooded her page with criticism
'#my life lmao': Reposting a screenshot of Daily Mail's Snapchat story of her crime, she called herself a 'Spanish mami' and claimed she only took $5
The third photo she posted on August 12 and deleted on Tuesday is seen here, posed in a chair inside a house in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It is not clear if the photographs were taken before or after her now infamous Uber ride
On August 12, the teen was filmed reaching into Mohammed's tip jar at the end of her trip
She brazenly stuffed her hand inside the tip jar to steal several notes before fleeing
Canales then fled with the cash in one hand. Neither of her friends seemed aware of what she was doing
At first the driver seemed entirely unaware as to what had just happen out of view
The driver looked as though he was about to chase after the group but in the end gave up. He was advised by Uber to open a 'formal investigation'
Canales, 18, claimed she gave the money, which she said amounted to $5, back to the driver but he has not confirmed her story
Canales is an avid social media user who regularly shares photographs of herself wearing few clothes and drinking alcoholic drinks from the bottle
She did not delete all her instagrams on Tuesday, only the ones from the day of the robbery
'What’s been shown has no place on our app and the rider’s access to the app has been removed,' as spokesman for Uber told DailyMail.com.
Although the entire app is cashless, Uber drivers now have the freedom to solicit tips from passengers.
Passengers can also tip on their phone at the end of a journey.
While the company has never strictly prohibited tipping, the company has now made it clear that tips are allowed.
The video was first published on YouTube in August but since gained attention online this weekend.
It is not clear whether or not police have investigated it.
On the same day, one of the woman's friends who was in the Uber with her shared this photograph sitting on a locked-up bicycle in front of three NYPD officers. He captioned it 'Who's bike' '[sic]
The other friend from the Uber ride is pictured above with a wad of cash in her hand. There is no suggestion either she or the other friend were aware of or complicit in the theft