Cab Driver Gets Five Years in the Joint for Mowing Over Man at a Gas Station

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Joseph Goldmeer
Cab driver Joseph Goldmeer was sentenced to five years in prison today for a June incident in which Goldmeer ended an argument at a Phoenix gas station by running a guy over with his cab.

Goldmeer was convicted by a jury in February of three counts of aggravated assault, and received sentences from four to five years on each count, which will run concurrently.

The mowing-over took place around 3 p.m. on June 26, at a Circle K convenience store near 15th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Witnesses told police they watched as the cab driver and the 45-year-old victim argued inside the store before taking the argument to the parking lot -- where Goldmeer ran him over.

Police weren't even sure the victim was going to live the day after the incident, as Phoenix Police Sergeant Steve Martos said he was "fighting for his life."

Phoenix police did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute at the time, but witnesses gave a couple variations of what happened on the day of the incident.

"They hit him because they got in an argument because of some kids. The kids were in there getting hot dogs or something," one witness told KPHO that day.

Another witness told the station that the argument started after the victim told Goldmeer he wanted a ride, but Goldmeer said he was already going to pick someone up.

Either way, all the witnesses police spoke to recounted an argument in the gas station, which led to an argument outside of the gas station, and ended with Goldmeer mowing the man over while he was walking through the parking lot.

Police tracked down Goldmeer after surveillance footage revealed the name of the cab company on his taxi.

The company led police to Goldmeer, who was arrested in Gilbert after dropping off another fare.

Goldmeer didn't give detectives any details or motives after being arrested, police said at the time.

James King contributed to this report.


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Sabrinae3333
Sabrinae3333

The dumb bitch deleted my comments. I just remembered something else and I can copy and paste Alison's email to me when I contacted her on facebook. She said the ONLY reason she didnt want to know about her dad was because he didnt find them after you kidnapped them and took off with them to another state. If he had she would have flown to az when this all happened. Let everyone see what kind of real mom you are. Thanks to googling I know what school kids are in I will be making calls as I speak.

Sabrinae3333
Sabrinae3333

I just wanted to say Lisa you need to grow the fuck up. Lets see when I spoke to you last and you mentioned Joe was a child molester after I had lived with him for over a year what was your response when I asked if its true why you didnt turn him in. Lets see thats none of your fucken business. I have my reasons. For one if it was true you would have turned him in. If its true and you didnt that shows not only your character as a person but as a mother. For two who stood in front of the car holding their infant in her arms in front of her house cause she didnt like what Joe said. What kind of mother would do that. Trust me dumb bitch you will have to answer to God and when I locate where exactly you are we will see what social services says about all you have done. Child abuse has no limitations on how long can report. Dont forget I was there.

Saundra Brooks
Saundra Brooks

This is a poorly written article! "Mowing Over' really!  S.Brooks

wang
wang

So -what happened to the guy he hit? Lived, died, cripple.. What?

Survivor-mama
Survivor-mama

 I have made a screen shot of this admission that you are cyber-stalking my children.

Saundra Brooks
Saundra Brooks


This is getting out of hand, out of
respect for Joe please stop commenting on personal family issues.
Joe is unable to respond, and again these are all unfounded
allegations . We all feel for the children that are the true victims
here.

Sabrinae3333
Sabrinae3333

 With her kids standing there watching everything at the same time. If the kids wouldnt have been there I would have gladly ran your ass over that day and waited for the police and called self defense. I wouldnt have ran. So why dont you shut your white trash mouth and leave Joe and his family alone.

Cocoa
Cocoa

The victim, Terry Kotila recovered.  Search for his mugshots.

Azfathersrights
Azfathersrights


This is the typical case of the ex-wife
spouting of hurtful rumors. I see cases like this all the time, she
has claimed molestation, but yet there are no charges filed. Most
true cases of molestation are reported, and, I have not come across a
mother yet that would not fight to see justice for her children. As,
for the back child support, I have research this number and yet that
figure is also fabricated. Child support is figured off the income
of the father and the number of children. Due to the mothers
marriage history and birth history, I would diffidently establish
paternity.

Also, I would bring the ex-wife up on
charges for leaving the state without the proper notice to the
courts. I help Arizona father's fight for the rights, and yes Mrs.
Brooks is right, the children are the one's that suffer.

Survivor-mama
Survivor-mama

Too bad they didn't follow the guidelines and give him the 15-20 years that aggravated assault calls for. He's a child molester and a deadbeat dad, to boot.

BTW, S. Brooks is the daughter of the guy that Goldmeer's sister was shacked up with on and off for a decade or so.

Blah
Blah

 You must be a Republican.

Survivor-mama
Survivor-mama

Are you capable of commenting without the use of vulgarity? It might help your claim that I'm "dumb" if you could correspond with a modicum of intelligence and without expletives.

Survivor-mama
Survivor-mama

 Sir, I recommend you not comment on what you do not know. It was a part of our divorce decree that he signed that I was allowed to leave the state with the children at any time without requiring his permission or permission from the courts. He chose to sign the parenting agreement because he refused to take the parenting class mandated by the courts.

Again, the amount cited is precisely what is claimed by AZ Child Support Enforcement. I am not using profanity, nor do I. Nor do I have the ability to delete anyone's comments from a public website.

This is Mr. Goldmeer's second felony conviction, the first being in Oregon in 1996. As far as suffering, despite their father refusing to pay child support, the children are thriving. One of the "children" in question is nearly 20 years old, doing very well in college. By the time Mr. Goldmeer is out of prison for this, two of the other "children" will also be adults and the fourth child will be nearly an adult.

As for the molestation, the children are out of danger. That is really the only thing that matters. The child he molested is an adult and after consultation with both police and counselors we decided as a family not to pursue charges.

I have no doubt that some fathers are truly victimized by the system. That is not the case here.

Saundra Brooks
Saundra Brooks

No he was not living with me.  I re-sent the email.

sabrinae3333
sabrinae3333

I just realized they typo. Its sabrinae3333@gmail.com. Are you the person he was living with while out on bail. If so I can call you.I think thenumber is in other phone.

Saundra Brooks
Saundra Brooks


No need to apologize to me, as there is
a lot of truth to your statements. However, this is not the way to be
heard, and don't give Lisa the satisfaction of coming down to her
level. I will email you the information on Joe's whereabouts as soon
as you identify yourself to me via email.

Sabrine2424
Sabrine2424

I am sorry Saundra. That bitch pisses me the hell off. I seen what Joe went through on a daily basis. We worked and lived together for over a year. I seen how she treated him heard things the kids said. I seen how Joe sat a cried almost daily cause she took offf wih the kids. Yet according to alison and I have the email she told them Joe didn't want anything to do with them amd she moved them. I hate dumb bitches who want to keep kids away from a dad who would do anything to be in kids life. But Saundra do you have an email or can you email me joes address so I can write. He said he wanted me to write if he ended up getting time. I just have not had time to do research for info. sabrine3333@gmail.com

Survivor-mama
Survivor-mama

The $130,000+ in back child support is a matter of public record and anyone can check it. As for the molestation, I believe my daughter over that sick pornography addict. I divorced him because he couldn't keep it in his pants. Another matter of public record is his felony conviction in Oregon for selling Intel's engineering samples on the black market to a man from the Middle East. He was selling them to raise money to pay the stripper who was blackmailing him.

Anthony01
Anthony01


I didn't voice my opinion on this case,
I simply stated that this was a poorly written article. Not sure why
it matters who I am or not related too. That comment, by the way was
made from Joe's ex-wife, who has had several babies by several
different men. As, far as Joe being a “ child molester and
deadbeat dad” these are unfounded claims made by a bitter, ugly
ex-wife! Really Lisa, get a life!

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