POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA — An Uber driver found himself in a conflict that he had nothing to do with, after a man believed that his girlfriend had gotten into the Uber from a bar. The woman who got into the Uber was in fact not the man’s girlfriend, but it still doesn’t excuse the actions of the boyfriend.
And those actions cost that man, 34-year-old Jason Boek, his life.
Prior to the shooting, [Polk County Sheriff Grady] Judd said that Boek had been waiting in the parking lot of the Grove Lounge on US Highway 27 in Dundee while his girlfriend was inside the bar.
Boek saw a woman who he thought was his girlfriend, be helped into an Uber by another woman and a bartender.
The woman who was put in the Uber was not Boek’s girlfriend.
The Uber driver, 38-year-old Robert Westlake, had begun to drive the woman to her destination. Westlake is a concealed carry permit holder “and a licensed security guard who recently completed police academy.”
Boek began texting his girlfriend, believing that she was inside the Uber. He said that he was going to follow the driver and beat him up.
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Source:: Concealed Nation