MICHIGAN UBER DRIVER: App Took Over His ‘Mind and Body’ Setting Him on Shooting Spree

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 6.31.27 PMYou think he is going for the insanity plea? By the way, where is the report on the firearm he used and where he shot his victims?

An Uber driver who is accused of killing six people in the US state of Michigan has told police that the Uber app took over his “mind and body”, setting off his shooting spree.

Police said Jason Dalton, 45, carried out the shootings on 20 February while working for the ride-sharing company.

“When I logged onto [the Uber app], it started making me feel like a puppet,” Mr Dalton told investigators.

He claims that the smartphone programme told him to kill his victims.

Although none of the victims were Uber customers, police said Mr Dalton continued to pick up passengers during the shooting spree in Kalamazoo, a small city about 150 miles (241km) west of Detroit.

Uber has said Mr Dalton underwent background checks, but passed because he had no criminal record.

Investigators made Mr Dalton’s comments public in response to a local television station’s Freedom of Information Act request.

Read more: BBC

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