Woman stabbed 80-year-old Uber driver during dispute over wrong turn: prosecutors

Priscilla Minenger (Cook County sheriff’s office)

CHICAGO — A Chicago woman stabbed her 80-year-old Uber driver after he made a wrong turn and they got into an argument, prosecutors say.

The driver eventually pulled over at a gas station in the 3100 block of South Michigan around 2 p.m. Monday and told Priscilla Mineger to get out. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old grabbed the driver’s phone and took it with her as she exited the car. The driver got out and tried to get it back.

A Chicago police report said the two began struggling in the street. Mineger stabbed the man at least twice in the side during the altercation, a criminal complaint stated. According to the police report, the knife was a pocket knife that she kept on her key ring.

Mineger told police that the Uber driver started to choke her, so she stuck him with the knife, the CPD report said. Officers who arrested Mineger reported that he was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.

Prosecutors asked Judge Maryam Ahmad to detain Mineger, but the judge decided to put her on electronic monitoring instead. She is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery of a victim over 60 years old.

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