Michigan Police Arrest Lyft Passenger Who Stabbed 75 Year Old Driver
Being a ride-share driver seems like a fun job to me.
You get to drive around listening to your favorite music and see parts of the city you might never see.
Plus, you never know who you might meet when you pick them up.
One Michigan Lyft driver recently picked up a rider that almost killed him
Michigan Police Arrest Lyft Passenger Who Stabbed 75-Year-Old Driver
Last Thursday 26-year-old Steffon Mitchell ordered a Lyft and was picked up at 7 Mile Road and Hoover Street in Detroit around 10 p.m. by 75-year-old James Evans.
When the ride was over Steffon for reasons unknown proceeded to stab James in the neck.
James described what happened to him after the ride ended.
He started stabbing me right away and I was trying to fight him off and get my belt loose so I could get out. When you’re belted in, you can't turn around to grab him or anything.
"I Thought I Was Going To Die"
Brett Kast from WXYZ in Detroit interviewed James and asked what was it like at that moment when he was stabbed.
I thought I was going to die, I felt in shock and I just felt this is it. I wanted to start praying and say my last prayer.
Will James Evans Go Back To Being A Lyft Driver?
James returned to work on Tuesday with a new camera installed inside his car.
I have to keep working, I'm 75, but I have a few bills I have to pay before I quit driving. I just got a Wi-Fi camera with sound and I can turn it on with my hand bracelet and my wife can actually watch me at work. She trusts me, she loves me, she doesn't want me to work.
James Forgives The Man That Stabbed Him
After Westland police arrested Steffon Mitchell, he was locked up in the Wayne County Jail with a $50,000 bond and charged with three different counts
- Assault with the intent to murder
- Assault with the intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation
- Assault with a dangerous weapon.
Despite almost being killed by the passenger James says he forgives him.
I just hope he gets some help. Putting him in jail is maybe not the answer all the time, but he needs to be held accountable, I ask Jesus Christ to forgive him as I forgive him, but he still has to answer to the law.
James is a much better man than I am. I don't think I could forgive someone who stabbed me in the neck.
I hope that someone sees this and starts a GoFundMe so James can stop driving for Lyft and spend some quality time with his wife at home.