An Uber driver in Florida fatally shot a man who trailed his car and tried to run him off the road early Tuesday in what a local sheriff called a “classic Stand Your Ground case.”
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the incident happened around 2:20 a.m. in Winter Haven after 34-year-old Jason Boek, believing his estranged girlfriend was the Uber’s passenger, aggressively trailed the car of 38-year-old driver Robert Westlake.
“This is a justifiable homicide all day long,” Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference. “You have the right to protect yourself. This is a classic stand your ground case. This was the intent of the law.”