Group of five Colorado teens are being hunted by cops for STABBING Uber driver in back and chest after he told them they wouldn’t all fit in the car
- A Colorado Uber driver was stabbed by a group of five male Colorado teens early Monday morning between South Broadway and Evans Avenue in Denver
- The unidentified adult male driver was stabbed after he argued with the teens that he would not be able to fit all of them in his car
- He was later taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive his injuries
- The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made as of yet
- The rate of violent crimes in Denver has risen 5.9% in the past year
A Colorado Uber driver was stabbed multiple times early on Monday morning after he told a group of teens they would not all be able to fit into his car.
The victim, who has not been named, was called to South Broadway and Evans Avenue in Denver at around 12:15am, according to Fox 31 Denver.
The adult driver got into a verbal altercation with the young group after he advised them that he would not be able to fit them all.
He was then stabbed by the male teens when their altercation escalated into violence.
The driver was stabbed at least twice in the back and stomach, according to the Denver Police Department.
He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
An Uber driver was stabbed by a group of five male teens early Monday morning between South Broadway and Evans Avenue in Denver
The boys stabbed the driver after they were told they would not be able to fit in the vehicle as per the ride-sharing company Uber’s capacity rules
The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made as of yet.
It also remains unclear how the juvenile boys were able to request a ride from the car-sharing service.
DailyMail.com has contacted Denver Police for a comment, and to find out whether the payment card used to book the car on the app will now be used to track down the attackers.
One of Uber’s policies is that those under 18 cannot request or get in one of their vehicles without an adult present.
Uber drivers are allowed to dismiss or cancel rides if the requested rider is or looks under the age of 18.
Capacity rules for the company’s vehicles have also changed due to the effects of the pandemic.
The limit of people allowed in one of their cars currently stands at a max of three people for a standard Uber X vehicle.
No one is also allowed to sit at the front passenger’s seat and masks must also be worn in the vehicle for the duration of the ride.
Incidents of violent crimes have risen by 5.9% over the past year in Denver, according to the DPD
Police have reported that the early Monday stabbing was one of many violent incidents that have recently occurred.
The Denver Police Department also responded to the scene of a shooting almost an hour after the Uber driver was stabbed.
They arrived to the 5700 block of N. Ceylon Street at around 1.30am where one adult had to be taken to a local hospital but was found in stable condition.
Another shooting was reported at around 4.45 near W. 2nd Avenue and N. Santa Fe Drive where one man was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Incidents of violent crime has risen over the past year in the city of Denver by 5.9% with 3917 cases reported so far in 2021 as compared to 3699 in 2020 at this point in time.