The official story has it that Loughner took a cab to the mall. However, the cabbie didn't have the correct change, so both went inside to break a
large bill, after which the driver left the scene.
The cabbie was recently interviewed by the media:
see pic of driver
January 8th was a normal day for John Marino. He was at work when he got the call to pick up a cab fare.... "I took him there. And I mean that was it,
he was perfectly normal, nothing strange about him at all. Perfectly normal kid" he said.
A surveillance photo of John Marino was shown all over the country following the shooting. ...
He tells News 4, he thinks about January 8th and relives it in his mind. "Just like you're doing your job and then the guy goes out and leaves your
and kills a bunch of people...
"I gave him the change and I left
, and I guess right after I left was when he did it.
He does not mention having to park his vehicle, get out and go into the mall to get change. Is this normal behavior for a fare? The cabbie said
there was nothing strange about Loughner at all. The recent picture of Marino sitting in his cab does kind of resemble the surveillance photo of him
in the mall on the day of the shooting, so if it's the same person why doesn't he even mention having to search for the correct change for the
Of course, the big question they avoid is why Loughner, who was on a suicide mission, would even want to get change for his money. Or maybe that
whole scenario is just a lie, and something else caused that cabdriver to walk with Loughner into the mall. Or maybe the cabbie never left his cab,
and the whole story was just made up to account for witnesses who recalled another person accompany Loughner to the shooting scene, and who was seen
running away during the shooting.
Also, they never identified the store or clerk where they allegedly got the correct change. You ever try to get change from a cashier? Nowadays they
normally make you buy something before they consent to open the cash register.
edit on 10-7-2011 by starviego because: (no reason given)