A Michigan Uber driver was arrested for stabbing his passenger four times because he “felt his vehicle was disrespected,” said police. Note: the Uber driver, 23-year-old Jacob Matthew Allemon, was driving a 2012 Honda Civic.
The “disrespect” happened when a 49-year-old man and his wife ordered an Uber to take them home after a holiday party at 1:30 am on December 17. The grievous error: the male passenger tapped Allemon’s car windshield twice to let the driver know he was entering the car.
Allemon told him not to “disrespect his car like that,” but drove his passengers for one mile before deciding to kick them out. But the man and his wife refused to leave the car until another Uber driver arrived to pick them up. A fight broke out, and Allemon stabbed the man four times, in the face, back and chest.
Allemon claims the male passenger choked him during the fight, and that he stabbed him out of self-defense, but police said did not see any injuries on Allemon’s body. The male passenger disputes this account.
“I was just trying to subdue him,” the victim said in the police report. “I never struck him. There was no punching, just arms.
“What has been described is appalling,” an Uber spokesperson said. “The driver has been banned from the app and we’ve reached out to the Bloomfield Township Police Department to offer any assistance for their investigation.”
Men and their cars, amiright?