As far as reasons for going on random mass killing sprees go, this one is pretty out there.
Uber driver Jason Brian Dalton is accused of randomly killing six people on February 20th in Kalamazoo, Michigan and his reason is that he was possessed by the Uber app on his phone and that made him do it all. Sounds likely.
Detective Bill Moorian explains in a detailed report what Dalton told him exactly during their interrogation:
I asked Dalton what was going through his mind tonight at Don Seelye Ford and he said he didn’t want to say.
I informed Dalton that the entire incident is on video at Don Seelye. Dalton said that if we only knew, it would blow our mind.
Dalton then explains how when he opens up the Uber taxi app a symbol appeared and he recognized that symbol as the Eastern Star symbol.
Dalton acknowledged that he recognized the Uber symbol as being that of the Eastern Star and a devil head popped up on his screen and when he pressed the button on the app, that is when all the problems started.
He started driving for Uber the previous Thursday and claimed that the iPhone can take you over.
Dalton explained how you can drive over 100 mph and go through stop signs and you can just get places.
Dalton said he wishes he would never have spoken what that symbol was when he saw it on his phone.
Dalton described the devil figure as a horned cow head or something like that and then it would give you an assignment and it would literally take over your whole body.
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Dalton was asked if he recalled shooting some people tonight and he said he did recall that, but other than that, he doesn’t remember anything.
Dalton said that it starts out that you have to follow the navigation, but it gets to the point where you don’t have to drive at all, the car just goes….Dalton said he was seeing himself from outside of his body.
Dalton said that as soon as the police officer stopped him tonight, the symbol went from black to red and he felt like he was no longer being guided.
Dalton said that was the reason he didn’t shoot the officer because the app went from black to red.
Dalton said that if he would’ve never ever mentioned the Uber symbol resembling the Eastern star, he never would’ve had any problems.
Dalton said that he understands now how the other mass shootings take place.
Dalton explained how he has experienced a full body takeover, that is how he can understand the other mass shootings.
Well, it clearly seems that this guy has got a few screws loose because that sounds like the plot of a really bad episode of The Outer Limits or something, and absolutely not something that would ever happen in real life. I mean pretty much everyone uses Uber now and nobody gets possessed by it, right? I know black cab drivers have claimed it to be the devil but that’s just ridiculous isn’t it?
Dalton was assessed to see if he was mentally able to stand trial for his crimes on March 3rd and it’s likely that he won’t be able to. Kinda similar to the youngest and most twisted killers in history in that respect.