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Uber Driver Assaulted Shoots Perp
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 24, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter

Posted on 12/24/2019 3:54:08 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark

An Uber driver who said he was being choked from behind by one of his passengers as they tussled outside the vehicle in South Oakland early Tuesday drew his handgun, reached behind his head and shot his assailant, grazing him, police said.

That shot allowed Andrew Farkosh to get away from Phillip Pesano and his three friends, who had assaulted the driver and tried to steal his car keys, according to a criminal complaint.

Mr. Farkosh ran into a Sunoco station at Craft and Forbes avenues. When Pittsburgh police arrived on the scene around 1:49 a.m., they found Mr. Pesano talking to a University of Pittsburgh police officer outside the gas station.

"That Uber driver shot me," Mr. Pesano, his head bloodied, told police.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: gun; pittsburgh; selfdefense; uber
I truly wish there was a much different ending to this that didn’t allow one of the assailants to give a comment.
1 posted on 12/24/2019 3:54:08 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I use UBER frequently...and have heard stories like this before...I think this UBER driver will be fired though.


2 posted on 12/24/2019 3:56:30 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Usually, whomever calls 911 first, is considered the “victim”, and the others, perps.


3 posted on 12/24/2019 4:10:48 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thankfully that’s not the case. And why investigations/interviews are conducted.


4 posted on 12/24/2019 4:40:10 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight?


5 posted on 12/24/2019 5:02:41 PM PST by jgorris
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To: jgorris

Good idea. And don’t chase the guy you got away from, either.


6 posted on 12/24/2019 9:11:12 PM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Halgr

Dude. You must be hurting to pick up riders in Oaktown at 1 am

Suicide wish


7 posted on 12/24/2019 10:43:16 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: dragnet2
"Thankfully that’s not the case. And why investigations/interviews are conducted."

Yep, my late wife used to believe the same thing, until she got to see up close and personal, that statement is Bravo Sierra. She than would listen to me, when it came to Law Enforcement types. By your statement, the FBI are good guy's? They {FBI} were just asking some questions, {investigations/interviews} about P.O.T.U.S. Trump. Rolling my "F"-ing eye's.

8 posted on 12/25/2019 4:07:06 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's lie, only while testifying, as taught in their respected Police Academy(s).)
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To: Halgr
I use UBER frequently...and have heard stories like this before.

On Christmas eve a few years ago, a friend's nephew was stabbed numerous times by a crazy Uber driver who accused the nephew of dissing his car.........The nephew and his wife were on their way home from a Christmas party.

9 posted on 12/25/2019 4:18:27 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Never take a centipede shopping for shoes)
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To: Stanwood_Dave
By your statement, the FBI are good guy's? They {FBI} were just asking some questions, {investigations/interviews} about P.O.T.U.S. Trump. Rolling my "F"-ing eye's.

While rolling your effing eyes try to pay attention. I never mentioned the FBI and my comments were directed at this story regarding local cops. Btw, any *legitimate* investigation requires obtaining evidence, statements/interviews etc, from witnesses, suspects and anyone involved etc. So you can stop making reckless baseless implications, allegations and inferences to me like what you're accusing the FBI of.

10 posted on 12/25/2019 1:50:47 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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