June 25, 2019

Aussie Tourist shot by taxi driver in Lima

Lilly Littlewood recovering in hospital. We hope the scumbag taxi driver didn't ask for a tip.

An Australian woman tourist on a backpacking holiday in Peru is recovering in hospital after she was shot by a cab driver who was taking her and her partner to the airport late last week.

Elizabeth ‘Lilly’ Littlewood of Rankin Park, Newcastle, and her partner were heading to the airport to fly home from Lima when their taxi driver allegedly pulled a gun on them.

Ms Littlewood was shot in the torso as she tried to escape from the cab. It is reported that the taxi driver has been arrested and some of the couple’s possessions were recovered.

Greg Carter, director of Chimu Adventures, who has lived in Lima for several years issued a warning to tourists. “Unlicensed taxi’s are abundant and never to be advised to tourists travelling to the airport, or around Lima in general,” he said.

“Either book a taxi through your hotel, or have your tour operator book transport for you.

“Lima is a relatively safe city if you go to the right places and use safe transport.”

Newswarped is excited that Ms Littlewood has escaped from this sticky situation alive. We feel that it is a little ironic though that cabbies are robbed by ‘customers’ the world over, but here in Lima we have one that has decided to try hold-ups for himself.