Elias Kopti, a general manager at South Western Cabs where Mr Hormozi worked, said Mr Hormozi was a "risk taker" who would take on passengers other drivers avoided. He said Mr Hormozi preferred to work the night shift and was well known for accepting any available passenger. "He never chooses his fare - he'll pick anyone up," Mr Kopti said. "He was a risk taker. He will pick up all the junkies." Mr Kopti said this was despite Mr Hormozi being robbed at least 10 times, three at gunpoint, during about 20 years of taxi driving.
Sydney Morning Herald, 2.2.06