Originally Published March 2016
Jason Dalton, 46, the Uber driver who is accused of killing six people last month in a seemingly “random” shooting spree, has now finally explained why he did it…because the Uber app itself was, in his words, possessed by an “artificial intelligence” that told him to kill.
When we first encountered Dalton, he was sort of a “mystery man” with no motive for his murderous rampage, all loved ones and associates saying it came out of the blue. But now he’s finally talking about the bloody February 20 rampage, and is pointing the finger squarely at the Satanic demon who is living in the Uber app on his iPhone, directing him to shoot.
Dalton told police that earlier that Saturday when he opened up the Uber ride service app, a symbol, which he believed was the Eastern Star, popped up. Dalton said the symbol resembled a devil’s head and “that’s when all the problems started.”
“Dalton described the devil figure as a horned cow head or something like that and then it would give you an assignment and it would literally take over your whole body,” according to police reports released Monday to the Free Press by the Kalamazoo City Attorney’s Office.
Dalton told police he experienced “a full body takeover” during the shooting spree and expressed concern about being placed in the general population at the jail because of what he did.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The motivation behind the “Uber Shootings.” He went on to say:
“Dalton then told us that it feels like it is coming from the phone itself and he didn’t know how to describe that,” the report states. “…Dalton said that as he was sitting there with us, it was almost like artificial intelligence that can tap into your body.”
He said it was scary to him that he wasn’t sure how much he had done.
“Dalton said it would take you over to the point that you are like a puppet,” the report said. “Dalton said that he was afraid that maybe he could’ve killed his family.”
Now, some have theorized that Dalton might have been some sort of “programmed” assassin for God-knows-what reason, who snapped when given a “trigger phrase” while on his phone. But his own testimony nails it. The app itself is possessed.