'I Can’t Believe We Survived': Uber Driver Shares Story After Being Attacked By Teens In Loop

Mike Krauser
July 21, 2020 - 8:17 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- “I can’t believe we survived” – those are the words of an Uber driver, telling his story about how a large group of teenagers attacked his car in the Loop on a Saturday night earlier this month.

A group of teenager were getting ushered by police from Millennium Park on July 4th weekend, when some then decided to target an Uber driver's car at Wabash and Washington

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"I said, ‘Oh f***', they came and jumped on the car, start dancing around on top of the hood," the driver said.

But the driver said some in the crowd turned violent and tried opening the doors. What happened next had the driver and his two passengers in disbelief, CBS 2 reported.

"And then they broke in the driver window, and that’s where I knew we were in big trouble, because they were trying to grab me, and I heard the back rear window shatter as well,” he said.

The driver told CBS 2 the group of teens actually had a pitchfork, which came within inches of his two terrified passengers.

“Who knows what would have happened if they were able to pull us out of the vehicle? It seem like they wanted blood,” he said. “It’s terrifying just to think that there’s just basically a school a piranhas just roaming the streets of Chicago, and we don’t know where they’re going to show up.”

The driver said he had to jump the curb and then go the wrong way down Washington Street on the sidewalk just to escape the group.

He said it is going to "take a while to regain the trust of the city, I guess."

The driver was uninjured, though he said his car had more than $8,000 in damage.