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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gashole Drives Off With Pump Still Attached to His Car

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Now that's really going to cost him
  • Now that's really going to cost him

Escalating fuel prices will push just about any driver into a convulsing rage. But one San Francisco man decided that if he was shelling out that much money for gas, he might as well take the pump with him.

According to Ingleside police, a young man recently pulled up to a gas station on the 5000 block of Mission Street to fill up his tank. He prepaid the clerk, however, as he started to pump the gas, he had a change of heart -- he didn't want the fuel after all.

The audacious man went back inside and told the clerk he no longer wanted to get gas -- what he wanted was his money back. The clerk told him "no."

"He was pissed-off that they wouldn't give him his money back," Officer Harry Soulette told SF Weekly. In a fitful rage, the man either forgot the gas hose was still in his tank, or he just didn't care, but either way he sped off with the hose still attached to his car, damaging the pump.

"It was vandalism -- there was no evidence he intended to blow up the gas station," Soulette says. "I don't think he realized it was still in there."

What a gashole!

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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