Gerrit Dieperink, a Dutch tourist who in 1996 made headlines worldwide when his wife was gunned down during a robbery attempt in Miami as she sat in their rented car, is reliving the tragic moment at a Miami courthouse. And so is the company that rented the car to the couple, Alamo Rent-A-Car Inc.
The Dutch tourist had stopped at a Shell gas station in February 1996 to ask for directions when he was approached by a teenager with a gun. As Gerrit Dieperink tried to get away, another teen approached his rental car and tried to open the passenger door where Tosca Dieperink sat, waiting for her husband. The door was locked.
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