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Joe Jonas Is An Uber Driver Now
Looks like we finally found a reason to pay over 300 dollars for an Uber ride.
Two unsuspecting Angelenos, who really wanted some Pinkberry, got an Uber to get them there—only to find out that their driver was Joe Jonas of the sibling band that carries his last name.
The caption on Instagram says it all:
That time @sarnisays called me an Uber and @joejonas was the driver and took me and Lee to Pinkberry and then we took a selfie.
We're not certain as to why he decided to work for the ridesharing service or for how long. He could be out there in the city right now, casually picking up unsuspecting passengers and taking them to coffee shops and supermarkets.
We're also wondering if this is part of Uber's big plan to lure us away from Lyft or Sidecar.
UPDATE 5 P.M.: Looks like we were correct in assuming it's a marketing stunt. A source tells E! Online:
"It's for a viral video, kind of a sketch video, where he goes around and does little things. It will all become clear in about six weeks."