I use “disrespect” loosely, because frankly a tap on a driver’s window is hardly a stab-worthy offense.
Police in a suburban Detroit neighborhood say an Uber driver is under arrest for stabbing a passenger who allegedly disrespected his car.
The incident allegedly began when a couple from Beverly Hills called for an Uber driver after a holiday party.
A tap on the window to let Uber driver Jacob Matthew Allemon know the couple was getting into his car was the beginning of the end according to the police report. Allemon told police he felt the tap on the window was disrespecting his car and drove the husband and wife for about a mile and then told them to get out of his car — pulling into a shopping center.
When the couple asked if they could wait in his car for another Uber driver — it lead to an exchange and the 49-year-old rider was stabbed multiple times in the face, chest, and back.
Contrast this to the Uber driver who thwarted an armed robbery on a Florida highway. Like the stabbing perp, the Florida driver was in violation of the company’s no-weapons policy. It is almost as if it is the person holding the weapon that matters and not the weapon itself.
It is also obvious that words on a sign or in a written contract do not actually stop a person from doing harm (or good). No matter how emphatically they are written.