Uber driver repeatedly stabs passenger for tapping on his car window

Jacob Matthew Allemon

Jacob Matthew Allemon

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An Uber driver in Michigan was charged with assault after he allegedly stabbed a passenger in the chest, back and face because he felt the man “disrespected” his car by tapping on the window.

Early Saturday morning, 23-year-old Jacob Matthew Allemon went to pick up a 49-year-old man and his wife from a party, according to the Detroit Free Press. When he responded to the request, the man tapped on the window of Allemon’s car, which he felt was disrespectful.

After he drove the couple about a mile, he pulled into a shopping center parking lot and asked the man and his wife to get out of the car, the newspaper reported. When the husband asked if they could wait for another Uber, the two began to fight.

Police say Allemon stabbed the victim several times during the fight, but the husband was eventually able to disarm the driver and hold down him until police arrived. The driver was arrested and the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released the next day.

Allemon is charged with assault with the intent to do great bodily harm. He is in jail on a $250,000 bond.