The excerpts from a 911 call recorded on Sunday at 3:30 am,
Driver: ‘He intends to cut me and kill me.’
Police: Uber driver stabbed in the neck, carjacked in St. Ann
Anatoli Cortura, the 47-year-old Uber driver, picked up three passengers from Schnucks, a bar located at the 4100 block of Lindell. He drove off with his passengers towards the Geraldine and Lorraine Avenue intersection. When he arrived at the destination, two of the passengers got out, but the third one grabbed him by the neck and dragged him out at knifepoint and started to slash and stab him.
Anatoli Cortura on Channel 4 News.
Cortura succeeded in escaping the attacker and ran to a home in the neighborhood, calling 911 while the neighbor applied ice and pressure to his wounds.
The Bridgeton police chased and apprehended Brendan Ticker, and 18-year-old high school student who stole the car. Tucker was charged with Assault, Robbery, and Armed Criminal Action.
Cortura was transported to a local hospital for his injuries but was back home Monday morning. He didn’t know how many stitches he received.
Uber stated that it supports local law enforcement in all their endeavors, they showed concern for their driver. However Cortura thinks that he will stop driving for Uber, the risks are too great.
Cortura’s car after the chase