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Uber driver bitten and attacked by knife-wielding passenger in Florida

Posted: 3:58 AM, Jul 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-12 15:33:10-04

While picking up a passenger, a Florida Uber driver was bitten and his car was damaged — all without leaving the pick-up location.

Maya Madry was arrested this week for a June incident involving an Uber driver.

The driver was dispatched to her St. Petersburg, Florida home on June 24 at 10:42 a.m. Madry and the driver ended up in a "verbal dispute," according to an arrest affidavit. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the Uber driver was called to the residence to pick up Madry. When he got there, Madry was not ready to go, so he left. Shortly after she called him and asked him to come back, he did. He told her to not request an Uber unless she is ready. That's when she got angry with him and there was an argument. 

The driver asked Madry to leave his vehicle, but before she stepped out, she grabbed, scratched, and bit his arm.

She exited the vehicle and hit the driver's window with a 10-inch long kitchen knife and stabbed a tire. She flattened that tire and attempted to flatten the other three but was unsuccessful.

The victim's injuries were treated. Madry left the scene after the incident. Police arrested her on Sunday, July 10. She was charged with aggravated assault, simple battery and criminal mischief.