Uber driver says passenger who stabbed her was trying to kill her
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida Uber driver and mother is grateful to be alive after saying she was stabbed multiple times by a man she picked up.
Brittany Evans was released from hospital on Friday morning after a terrifying night.
She said she had just made a delivery when Uber gave her a ping to pick up someone.
Police said the suspect, wearing a hoodie, was in the back seat around midnight Friday. Like most Uber rides, it started with a friendly chat.
“He was asking me what school I was going to,” she said. “He was asking me if I’m a single mom, how many nights do I have to Uber?”
The single mother who drives for Uber to pay for college and her 8-year-old child said the ride nearly killed her.
“He leaned from the back seat forward with a steak knife and put it against my neck and said he was going to kill me,” Evans said. “He said he was going to orphan my son, he said he was going to hijack the car and he said, ‘I just wanted to kill you, that’s why I got into Uber. ‘”
The man, she said, became ruthless when he pulled out a steak knife.
“When he put the knife on…the steak knife up to my neck, he realized it was the dull side that was pushing into my neck,” Evans said. “So when I grabbed him he kept trying to spin him to cut me off. I was screaming and crying and I said… “Not today.” »
She said she began to fight back, stopping her car on a federal highway in Pompano Beach.
“Stabbed me so many times,” she said. “You know, I was just like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die here.'”
She said people kept passing until a woman stopped. Evans said the woman saved his life.
“Whoever she is, I just want to say thank you to her because she’s the only car that stopped in front of me and she stayed until the police arrived and I don’t know her name, but I just want to give her the biggest hug and thank you because if she didn’t stop this guy would definitely have me, he would have killed me,” she said.
She said she was grateful for the Good Samaritan and grateful to be alive, but she didn’t know what she would do next.
“He basically took my bread and butter from me, and I don’t know where I’m going to go from here,” Evans said.
Police arrested Jonathan Hartman shortly after the incident. They said he faced multiple charges, including battery and carjacking.
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