An Uber driver was on Monday after an alleged knife attack by a rider in medically induced coma – an attack that he fended off successfully before he suffered a heart attack.
Joseph McVey, 41, is said to have suffered a heart attack on Sunday night in Sacramento, California, shortly after he reportedly fended off a violent attack by Cedric Jeter, 43. According to reports, Jeter began to argue after seeing Jeters before 10pm When the authorities arrived at the scene, officials said Jeter had swung a knife at McVey.
Investigators said McVey did not appear to have sustained injuries while talking to them, but his wife, Holly McVey, said her husband had suffered a heart attack shortly after the incident.
"I was incredulous. I said, "You're kidding me, he coded, and now he has this massive heart attack?" I just could not believe it. I'm still in shock, "she said. We have two little girls, and they keep asking me, "Will my father die?" ] McVey was hospitalized Monday morning in a medically induced coma, according to his wife, who questioned Uber's protective measures for his drivers.
"If they can not do anything to protect them, at least if something happens. If that happens, they need to be financially secure," she said, adding that McVey has only been using the carpool for a few months.
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According to online jail files, Jeter was charged with assaulting with a deadly weapon that unleashed criminal threats and resisted the arrest. He was detained on bail of $ 250,000 on Monday and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Neither Uber nor the Sacramento Police Department immediately returned the comments from Fox News.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.