A man who confronted an Uber driver with what seemed a gun after a heated text message exchange with his girlfriend thinking she was riding in the Uber was shot dead Tuesday by its driver on a Florida road.
Driving along a dark stretch of two-lane road in central Florida, the victim, Jason Boek, swerved his pickup truck early Tuesday morning in front of the rideshare car, reports CNN.
Uber driver Robert Westlake slammed on his brakes.
They narrowly avoided a crash and stopped in the middle of the roadway.
Then, Boek jumped out of his truck and quickly walked toward Westlake's Hyundai Elantra.
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However, it was the Uber driver who killed him.
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93This is a justifiable homicide all day long. You have the right protect yourself
Boek, 34, didn't actually have a firearm when he left his truck – he was holding a cell phone, authorities said.
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