Rideshare drivers tased, carjacked hours apart across Chicago

Four rideshare drivers were tased and carjacked hours apart Monday night across Chicago.

A 56-year-old man working as a rideshare driver was tased multiple times by two male attackers at 9:57 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Sawyer Avenue, police said.

The driver got out of the SUV, a black Toyota Highlander, which the attackers drove off southbound down Sawyer, police said.

The rideshare driver was uninjured during the incident and refused treatment.

Another rideshare driver was tased in the neck around 11:18 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Ohio Street, police said.


Two male passengers got into his gray Toyota Camry before tasing him, police said.

The 37-year-old man exited the car and the attackers drove westbound on Ohio, police said.

The rideshare driver suffered an abrasion on his neck but refused treatment.

Two other similar incidents also occurred Monday night:

  • About 7:59 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 9700 block of South Princeton Avenue; and
  • About 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 2600 block of North Mozart Street.

Police have not said if the four carjackings were related.

The offenders were described as two males between the ages of 18 and 23-years-old, according to police.

No one is in custody as Area Five and Area Four detectives investigate.