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February 1, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.K. Symancyk concedes he was a bit naive when he arrived here from Little Rock, Ark., 13 months ago on a two-year business contract. No one warned him about Mexico City's "pirate" taxis. On one of his first evenings in town, he hailed a cab on the street. Overlooking the fact that the driver bore no resemblance to the 65-year-old man pictured on the taxi license attached to the visor, he hopped in. Before the ride ended, the driver pulled a knife and tried to rob him.
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February 1, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.K. Symancyk concedes he was a bit naive when he arrived here from Little Rock, Ark., 13 months ago on a two-year business contract. No one warned him about Mexico City's "pirate" taxis. On one of his first evenings in town, he hailed a cab on the street. Overlooking the fact that the driver bore no resemblance to the 65-year-old man pictured on the taxi license attached to the visor, he hopped in. Before the ride ended, the driver pulled a knife and tried to rob him.
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July 13, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
One of Mexico's most notorious fugitives -- wanted in numerous bank robberies, kidnappings and murders but perhaps most famous for his daring escape from prison 20 years ago -- has been captured living on a tree-lined residential street in South Gate.
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August 13, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
A Mexican national suspected of murder in his home country was arrested in Oxnard this week on immigration violations, authorities said Friday. Gonzalo Vasquez Ortiz, 29, is a suspect in the November 2002 death of Samuel Diaz Aguilar, who was shot outside the Oaxaca municipal sports field after a dance, authorities said. Ortiz admitted to entering the United States in 2002 through Nogales, Ariz., and later moved to Ventura County.
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