Jacob Matthew Allemon, 23, of Michigan, was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with the intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, according to police

By KC Baker
December 19, 2016 03:58 PM
Bloomfield Township Police Department

An Uber driver in Michigan has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a passenger multiple times Saturday because he felt the man “disrespected” his car when he tapped on the window, PEOPLE confirms.

The incident began early Saturday morning at about 1:30 a.m. when a 49-year-old Beverly Hills, Michigan, man and his wife requested a ride home from a holiday party using Uber, according to the Bloomfield Township Police Department.

When the man tapped on the window to let the driver, Jacob Matthew Allemon, 23, know they were entering his 2012 Honda Civic, Allemon said he felt “his vehicle was disrespected,” according to police.

Allemon drove about a mile before stopping at a shopping center parking lot and ordering the man out of his car, say police.

After the man asked if they could wait for another Uber to pick them up because it was snowing, a fight broke out, with Allemon allegedly attacking the man, stabbing him multiple times in his face, back and chest, say police.

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The man was able to restrain Allemon until officers arrived, say police.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released the next day.

Allemon, of Berkley, Michigan, was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with the intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, according to police.

Allemon was arraigned on Sunday, and is being held at the Oakland County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

“What has been described is appalling,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement. “The driver has been banned from the app and we’ve reached out to the Bloomfield Township Police Department to offer any assistance for their investigation.”

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