Uber driver stabs passenger multiple times for 'disrespecting car'

The driver attacked the customer after the man tapped on the window of his car

Uber driver stabs passenger multiple times for 'disrespecting car'

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An Uber drive in the United States has been arrested for stabbing one of his passengers.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Bloomfield Township Police Department arrested 23-year-old Jacob Matthew Allemon of Berkley on the scene last Saturday at about 1:30am, after receiving a phone call about the stabbing.

Two men were found fighting in the backseat of a Honda Civic and discovered that one of the men, a 49-year-old Beverly Hills man had multiple stab wounds to his chest, back and face.

Police said the victim and his wife had requested an Uber for a ride home from a holiday party, and Allemon accepted the request. When the victim tapped on the window to alert Allemon that they were entering the vehicle, according to police, he allegedly felt his vehicle was disrespected by the tapping.

Allemon drove about a mile before pulling into the shopping center parking lot and ordering the victim out of his vehicle. According to police, the victim asked if he and his wife could wait for another Uber vehicle due to the snowstorm.

The two men began to fight and Allemon stabbed him multiple times. According to police, the victim was able to disarm Allemon and restrain him until police arrived. The victim was transported to the Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital where he was treated and then released the next day.

Allemon was charged with assault with the intent to do great bodily harm less than murder