A Michigan Uber driver is facing charges after police say he stabbed a passenger who tapped on his window before entering his vehicle.
Investigators said the driver, 23-year-old Jacob Matthew Allemon, of Berkley, Michigan, took the tapping as a sign of disrespect, according to the Washington Post.
Bloomfield Township Police officers responded to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Saturday saying a person was stabbed in a fight at a shopping center parking lot.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the two men, Allemon and an unidentified 49-year-old man fighting in the back seat of a 2012 Honda Civic, USA Today reports.
Police said the confrontation began after the victim and his wife requested an Uber to give them a ride home from a holiday party.
“The victim tapped on the window to alert Allemon that they were entering the vehicle,” police said in a press release. “Allemon felt his vehicle was disrespected when the victim tapped on the window.”
The victim and his wife got in Allemon's vehicle, but they had only traveled approximately a mile when the driver ordered them to get out.
Police said the victim then asked Allemon if they could wait for another Uber because of the snowstorm. That's when Allemon allegedly stabbed his passenger multiple times.
The victim sustained multiple stab wounds to his chest, back and face, the police department said in a release.
The victim was able to disarm Allemon before police arrived on the scene. He was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital for treatment and was released the following day, according to USA Today.
Officers noted in a case report that Allemon was "covered in blood from head to toe" when they arrived.
Allemon was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, according to the Bloomfield Township Police Department.
He was arraigned Sunday and his bond was set at $250,000, according to a release.
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