Cabbie

Gabby Giffords was in Bisbee on Labor Day. She remains a hero, together with many who behaved heroically the day of the shootings in a Safeway parking lot.

Cab driver Joe Acosta’s first fare that day was Jared Loughner. According to Mr. Acosta he behaved quite normally. However, Loughner had to go into the Safeway to get change for a $20. Of course the driver had to go with him, in order not to lose his fare.

I imagine the cabbie’s state of mind. How his perspective would change from dealing with a cheapskate fare, to realizing that this is one fare he will never forget. Did he know that Loughner had a gun? How often does he transport gun-toting fares?

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