A whacked out 16-year-old girl, with thus far no known motive, has been arrested and charged as an adult for the crime of stabbing her Uber driver to death while getting a ride from him in Chicago.
Eliza Wasni supposedly ripped off a knife and machete from a Walmart in Skokie, used the Uber app to flag down a ride, then while riding, went homicidal and slashed her driver, Grant Nelson, until he was able to stop the car and escape into a condominium building lobby where help was called. Unfortunately it was too late and he died soon after.
The police say that they were called in after a man was screaming for help at around 3:20 a.m. When police arrived they discovered Nelson, who had severe and multiple stab wounds.
Nelson was able to speak with the police, saying that he worked for Uber, and that his passenger whom he was driving had all the sudden started stabbing him. Officers located Wasni who was still in possession of the two weapons. Apparently she lived with her mother in a building not too far from where she stabbed Nelson. The police claim that she refused to talk when they arrested her.
Uber already has an 18-and-over policy in place to use their service, though how that policy is enforced is still not clear.
Nelson made it to the hospital, but succumbed to his wounds. it was reported that Nelson’s silver sedan was still stopped in the middle of the intersection when police started investigating the crime scene.
Grainy surveillance film reveals a vehicle driving up to the apartment complex and letting someone out. You then witness the car leaving the parking lot out to the main road, which is where Nelson was attacked.
The Daily Mail had the story:
Wasni was ordered held without bond at her first hearing Wednesday afternoon in Skokie court. Uber officials said the company was working with police to provide information relevant to the investigation.
‘We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners,’ Uber said in a statement. ‘Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.’
Nelson lived with his parents and worked as a waiter, while driving for Uber and Lyft after his shifts. He had reportedly finished Memorial Day dinner with his family on Monday when he decided to go out and earn some extra cash by driving.
Nelson’s sister, Alex Nelson, spoke with local reporters about the character of Nelson.
‘He was not a vindictive person. He was not a cruel person. He didn’t deserve this fate.’
‘You know, I think Grant was the kind of man who never knew his true life’s calling. Unfortunately, now he never will get to find that.’
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