Kalamazoo shooting suspect sues Uber for emotional distress

Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Claimed Uber App Was Controlling Him
Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Claimed Uber App Was Controlling Him

The man suspected of shooting and killing six people and wounding two in Kalamazoo, Michigan has filed a lawsuit agains Uber.

In his handwritten complaint against the transportation app, Jason Dalton is suing for $10 million in punitive damages.

"I am currently in prison because of Uber," Dalton wrote.

Dalton drove around the Western Michigan city, killing six over the course of the five hour rampage February 20, reports CNN.

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According to the San Francisco Business Times, the alleged shooter says Uber did not pay him overtime or a Christmas bonus. The 45-year-old also added that it was the driving app that kept him from spending time with his two kids.

Dalton claimed, "Uber would call my phone late at night and make me work or say I was fired."

"My life is ruined because of Uber. My wife is divorcing me because of Uber. I seek $10 million in punitive damages and emotional distress. I have psychological damage because of Uber."

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