Florida restaurant worker stabs boss to death for posting his picture online

By Tom Boggioni
Saturday, March 15, 2014 17:54 EDT
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A Florida man has been taken into custody for stabbing his boss to death before a dining room full of horrified onlookers because his boss took his photo and posted it online.

According to NBC6, Tilus Lebrun, 36, was arrested Thursday evening after deputies say he fatally stabbed Dimitrios Karaloukas,61, owner of the ‘Jimmy the Greek Taverna’ in Boca Raton.

According to witnesses, Lebrun, who worked at the restaurant, walked into the dining room where the owner was sitting and stabbed him three times on his left side and once in his back. Karaloukas later died from injuries.

Lebrun then stabbed an unidentified co-worker multiple time before fleeing the restaurant. The co-worker was taken to Delray Medical for lifesaving surgery.

Police caught up with Lebrun a block from the restaurant still wearing his apron and holding the knife. When apprehended, he told police that he stabbed Karaloukas for taking his picture and posting it online.

The popular owner of the restaurant was decribed as a “very nice man.”

“He would just hang out, and just sprawl out. Had a nice personality. Just a very nice man — the whole family,” one patron said. “We all, everywhere, feel terrible.”

Lebrun has been charged with first degree premeditated murder and murder while engaged in a certain felony offense, and is being held without bail.

Watch the video below from NBC6 South Florida:

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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