He was holding her behind him when she clamped down on his left side with her teeth, according to a police report obtained by AJC.com. The bite broke the skin under his left arm on his ribcage.
Hadi, who lives in Decatur, Georgia, was treated at the scene by Grady Memorial Hospital medics but refused further treatment, police said.
Campbell, 26, of LaGrange, Georgia, was arrested on charges of battery and criminal trespass. She reportedly told arresting officers she was at a pool party nearby and noticed her purse was missing.
She apparently blamed Hadi and the crowd of bystanders for the theft, according to the report. When she was taken to the police station, officers learned Campbell had two active warrants out of Pike and Troup counties on charges of a traffic offense and simple assault.
She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of “underlying medical issues” after further incidents at the station, police said. Campbell was booked on Aug. 20 into the Fulton County Jail, where she remains Thursday in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Hadi told KABC the experience was singular in the nearly five years he has driven for the rideshare company.
"The pain is horrible pain," he told KABC. "A dog does not bite like this."
Hadi, who said he does not have health insurance, started a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses and the damage to his car. The campaign had raised more than $1,000 of its $10,000 goal on Thursday.