DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida mom who drives for Uber discovered herself in a battle for survival after, she mentioned, she picked up a passenger who stabbed her repeatedly with a steak knife.
Shortly after she walked out of the hospital, Friday morning, Britteny Evans confirmed 7News her bandaged proper arm, bloodstained garments and different cuts she suffered through the late night time encounter.
“After I’d just made a delivery, Uber gave me a ping to go by Mizner Park to pick up a guy,” she mentioned.
The passenger, later recognized as 25-year-old Jonathan Hartman, was carrying a hoodie and sat in the backseat after Evans picked him up at round midnight on Friday.
Like many Uber passengers, Hartman started with pleasant dialog.
“He was asking me what school I go to, he was asking me if I was a single mom, how many nights do I Uber,” she mentioned.
Evans, a single mom who drives for Uber to pay for faculty and her 8-year-old baby, mentioned the drive nearly killed her.
“He punched over from the backseat to the front with the steak knife and put it up to my neck, and he said that he was going to kill me. He said that he was going to make my son an orphan,” she mentioned. “He said that he was going to hijack the car, and he said, ‘I only wanted to kill you; that’s the only reason why I got in the Uber.’”
Evans mentioned the passenger then turned ruthless together with his weapon.
“When he put the steak knife up to my neck, he realized it was on the dull side pushing into my neck, so when I grabbed, he kept trying to turn it to actually cut me,” she mentioned. “I used to be screaming on the high of my lungs, and I used to be crying, and I mentioned, ‘Not today.’”
Evans said she began to fight back and stopped her car along the 400 block of Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach.
“He stabbed me so many times. I was just like, ‘Oh, God, I’m gonna die proper right here,’” she mentioned.
The sufferer mentioned individuals simply saved driving, till a girl stopped and saved her life.
“Whoever she is, I just want to tell her thank you, because she’s the only car that stopped for me, and she stayed until the police came,” she mentioned, “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 – he would have killed me.”
Evans mentioned she’s grateful for the nice Samaritan, and he or she’s grateful she’s alive, however she’s uncertain as to what she’ll do subsequent.
“He basically took my bread and butter away from me, and I don’t know where I’m going to go from here,” she mentioned.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene and arrested Hartman. He faces a listing of fees, together with aggravated battery, carjacking and false imprisonment.
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