Taxi Cab Driver Convicted of Attempted Murder… I Met the Victim the Night of the Accident!

Ok… I’m not going to be quiet about this.

A local taxi cab driver has recently been convicted for life in prison for running over Ryan Foth.

When I was living on Oahu, I happened upon Ryan Foth staying at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel about 8 hours after this event.

The buggah was getting drunk and trying to hit on some Japanese tourists and exploiting what had happened to him just earlier that day in an attempt at what I felt, was an attempt to get sympathy from the Japanese tourists.  (I used to go to the Monarch for their Pizza Specials as I lived right across the Ala Wai from the place)

I myself think this taxi cab driver is guilty as charged… however, if I had been pulled on to witness stand… I would have said that Ryan Foth was boasting to people at the bar about a possible lawsuit.

I don’t like it when people are wrongly accused of things… I can’t judge character on either people because I didn’t see the event.

I did bump into Foth less then 8 hours after the event… and damn… his injuries certainly didn’t look life threatening.

I was just a casual bystander nearly 8 – 10 hours after the event…. but I do remember Foth boasting about how he was going to “sue the f***” out of the cab driver.

3 Responses

  1. Ryan Foth, no friend of mine, is right. He may or may not be a jerk, but he was the victim of attempted murder.

    I’ve myself been a victim of unwarranted and untrue accusations on a website, really bizarre things and it was horrible. I think Ryan Foth is right. You really just are now baiting him, so hopefully he will let it drop. I hope you do.

    Damon – What untrue accusations have I made? I made a simple observation about something I witnessed. I have no point to prove or anything to gain by making any false accusations. I only made one initial post about it… it wasn’t until he started calling me names and then calling my blog a farce that I wrote about it further. It’s Mr. Foth’s choice to keep bringing this up. I’ve said my two cents. If he wants to keep saying stuff or viewing my blog… that’s his choice.

  2. ID BE REALLY HAPPY IF YOU REMOVE YOUR BLOGS PERTAINING MYSELF-THANKYOU- I DONT KNOW YOU AND IT IS A FARSE THAT YOU MET ME AFTER THE ACCIDENT ..IM AM JUST A REGULAR GUY LIKE YOURSELF IM SURE…PLEASE RESPECT MY WISHES..
    ALOHA
    RYAN FOTH

    Damon – That’s Bullshit! I talked to you for a few moments at the Monarch while I was waiting for pizza. Your story is just getting less credible by the day.

  3. I happen to have a slightly more acquaintance with the cab driver, Guillermo Fernandez and it was not one filled with aloha. He repeatedly tried to keep the tip from more than one person, rather than let the customer decide. He was unreliable, etc. I was pau with him. I’ve followed the case closely.

    This time, he got into words, then (reportedly) it got into racial epithets, then went ballistic.

    With approx a dozen witnesses, he tried three times to ram the vic at a pretty high speed, before the witnesses pulled the vic from the street. He did hit the vic, the vic rolled over the hood and smashed the windshield and otherwise banged up the car. He was lucky to have such minor injuries.

    You don’t have to actually injure your target, or even hit your target, to commit attempted murder .

    Fernandez had multiple drunk driving convictions and arrests in two state, outstanding bench warrants, and is definitely not a a nice guy.

    The vic was not a sympathetic guy, but he was not trying to kill someone.

    Fernandez went back to driving cab for another company after he got out on bail. (He does have a family to support, wife and daughters) and his family is now paying the price for his actions. Families are torn apart, at least emotionally, when a member is convicted of a crime.

    Our politicians made big talk about upping the backgrounding checks of cabbies in Honolulu and Oahu, but nothing came of it.

    So, he committed attempted murder and does have the possiblity of parole. I don’t know when his first opportunity for parole is.

    So my advice to everyone is to stay out of fights.

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