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Dalton appeared to demand $10 million from Uber in punitive damages, blaming the transportation company for the shooting spree of which is he accused.
Editor’s note: ABC News’ original posting of this story on March 16, 2016, has now been updated to reflect authorities’ determination that the lawsuit is a hoax.
The $10 million lawsuit thought to have been filed by Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooting suspect Jason Dalton against Uber is a hoax, according to local authorities.
"We have confirmed there is no way Jason Dalton wrote or had this lawsuit written," Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told ABC News today. "Dalton himself denies having anything to do with it."
The handwritten complaint, which blamed Uber for Dalton's mental breakdown, was filed properly with the court and verified by a judge’s clerk in Detroit. It also listed Dalton's correct inmate number.