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Taxi driver literally kills an Uber driver [Fox10]

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ShamedJames
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 Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

If you ask me, I think this article title is doing itself a disservice.  (mine is much cooler)

Arrest made in Okaloosa County Uber driver murder

"OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has charged a former taxi cab operator with an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death Sunday of an Uber driver on Okaloosa Island.

Timothy Layne Anderson, 35, of Bayou Drive in Destin was arrested Tuesday night after being linked to the killing of 29-year-old Filip Kirilov, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday morning.

Kirilov died after being shot multiple times inside his van, which had been discovered around 6:30 a.m. with the engine still running in the intersection of Nautilus Court and Porpoise Street, according to OCSO."

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/38518668/arrest-made-in-okaloosa-county-uber-driver-murder

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    SmittenKitten
    2056 Rider
     2 years ago

    Here's more on this story.

    "We believe this incident was an isolated occurance committed by a cold and calculated killer," Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley said. "With that said, we certainly encourage all service providers to invest in their personal security."

    Authorities said Anderson has been outspoken about his dislike of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

    He filed two lawsuits against Uber since 2015, saying the company was ruining his business.

    Anderson spoke to Channel 3 News last year about his lawsuit.

    "Basically overnight I had 30 or 40 calls a day and suddenly no calls, no business, so it just totally crippled the business," Anderson said in an interview in 2017.

    Anderson also called on other taxi drivers in Northwest Florida to join a petition demanding legal action.

    "We want a jury. We want to use the 7th Amendment and get a jury," he added.

    Investigators tracked down the suspect through surveillance video caught on Kirilov's dashboard camera.

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    Here's more on this story.

    "We believe this incident was an isolated occurance committed by a cold and calculated killer," Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley said. "With that said, we certainly encourage all service providers to invest in their personal security."

    Authorities said Anderson has been outspoken about his dislike of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

    He filed two lawsuits against Uber since 2015, saying the company was ruining his business.

    Anderson spoke to Channel 3 News last year about his lawsuit.

    "Basically overnight I had 30 or 40 calls a day and suddenly no calls, no business, so it just totally crippled the business," Anderson said in an interview in 2017.

    Anderson also called on other taxi drivers in Northwest Florida to join a petition demanding legal action.

    "We want a jury. We want to use the 7th Amendment and get a jury," he added.

    Investigators tracked down the suspect through surveillance video caught on Kirilov's dashboard camera.

    They also used fare records from Uber to link Anderson to the crime.

    Investigators said Anderson had recently purchased the cell phone used to order the Uber ride.

    "Had they not had that video monitoring, that security monitoring within his vehicle- that was our first big break- this thing might have gone on a lot longer," Sheriff Ashley said.

    Sheriff Ashley said it's unclear if anyone else was involved in the crime or if any more arrests will be made.

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      FuegoJuno
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       2 years ago

      So one of the lessons being learnt here is that we must get a DashCAm.

      "Had they not had that video monitoring, that security monitoring within his vehicle- that was our first big break- this thing might have gone on a lot longer," Sheriff Ashley said.

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        DaveWhittle
        221
         2 years ago

        Yup!  We all need to invest in a DashCam while we're still alive so the police will be able to find our killer without our help after we're dead.

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          kstark77
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           2 years ago

          Yeah, so comforting. LOL. What other items can claim such benefits after your death?

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      AngieKM169
      117 Rider
       2 years ago

      Wait, did this get juicier?  So it was a calculated murder of an Uber driver by a Taxi driver...  <shudder>

      Anderson spoke to Channel 3 News last year about his lawsuit. "Basically overnight I had 30 or 40 calls a day and suddenly no calls, no business, so it just totally crippled the business," Anderson said in an interview in 2017.  Investigators said Anderson had recently purchased the cell phone used to order the Uber ride.

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    JBurd
    184 Rider
     2 years ago

    Well???  Where are the details?!  How did ths go down?

    Were they fighting over a passenger?  Were they arguing over the traditional definition of the word, "hail" vs the new?

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    JMartensen
    173
     2 years ago

    How does one figuratively kill a person?

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      DFosterG11
      187
       2 years ago

      oh, you mean how the topic says "literally"?

      hmm. good point, I guess.  I think ti's just being used as an emphasis.

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      DaimsLer
      264
       2 years ago

      At a comedy show.

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        JMartensen
        173
         2 years ago

        Nope.  A comedian "kills it" at a comedy show.  Not a person. 

        No, don't ask what "it" is.

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    drakespit
    42
     2 years ago

    Omg! This is so messed up. Taxi drivers are really losing it recently...

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    AGirlHasNoName
    116
     2 years ago

    How is this not making national news?

    The president should be making comments on something like this.  

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      DaimsLer
      264
       2 years ago

      Trump won't be making any comments because the killer was white.

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        DonutDrivers
        246 Driver Driver
         2 years ago

        He is trying to save the coal miners, so maybe he'll try to save the taxi drivers next.

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     2 years ago

    Oh, come on.  You had me excited that the article covered motive but it doesn't.  Could it be?  Could it be what we are thinking?  Taxi-->Uber?

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      TonyAlmeida
      1150 Rider
       2 years ago

      Pretty exciting already to me.  Look at how the plot thickens by this line alone:

      OCSO investigators say they made an emergency query for the Uber records pertaining to the victim’s fare log and found a fare for “Joe Smith” with a phone number that turned out to be for a Tracfone.