FL Man Kills Restaurant Owner for Photographing him Without Permission

Carlos Miller

South Florida Man Kills Restaurant Owner for Photographing him Without Permission

Enraged that his boss had taken his photo and posted it online, a 42-year-old restaurant dishwasher stabbed him to death in front of more than 20 customers as they ate dinner Thursday.

Now Tilus Lebrun’s photo will be posted many more times throughout the internet as he sits in jail on murder charges.

But Lebrun didn’t seem to have any regrets.

In fact, he waited more than ten days after Dimitrios Karaloukas, owner of the Jimmy the Greek restaurant in Palm Beach County, posted his photo online before killing him. It is unclear what the photo depicted because it is neither on the restaurant’s website or Facebook page.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

While sitting in a deputy’s cruiser, Lebrun asked the deputy if he was Haitian, and when the deputy said yes, Lebrun spoke to him in Creole saying: “I killed him because he took my photograph on March 2 and posted it on the Internet.”
In an interview at sheriff’s office headquarters, Lebrun told the deputy: “They need to learn how to respect people. I have three kids in Haiti. I know they will suffer, but they will survive,” according to the report.
The deputy said while driving to headquarters for the interview, Lebrun repeatedly said Karaloukas had taken his photo without permission.

No word on whether the deputy nodded in agreement with Lebrun’s assessment.


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