A 23-year-old Uber driver has been charged after he allegedly stabbed a passenger multiple times Saturday because he felt the man disrespected his vehicle.
The Bloomfield Township Police Department responded to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. stating that a person had been stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a shopping center at the corner of Maple Road and Cranbrook.
Police who responded to the scene found two men fighting in the back seat of a 2012 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. According to a news release from the department, the driver, Berkley resident Jacob Matthew Allemon, was arrested at the scene.
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 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 and was arraigned Sunday. He was given a $250,000 bond. His next court date is pending with the 48th District Court, according to the police department.
An Uber driver was charged last February with carrying out a mass shooting in the Kalamazoo area that left six people dead and two others critically wounded. In that case, police said Uber driver Jason Dalton picked up passengers and dropped them off in between randomly shooting other people over a four-hour period.
Source: Detroit Free Press