High gas prices lead to Brockton driver's outburst
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- High gas prices in Brockton caused an upset driver to go into a gas station and unleash his anger on a store clerk.
Anyone who drives a car knows all too well about the pain at the pump, but this outburst went too far. The driver was so mad, he got the police involved.
The angry driver shouted at the store clerk, and pleaded with another clerk at the pump -- not believing he just paid $25 and got just a little more than six gallons of gas.
The store clerk spoke to 7News.
“He was mad at the fact that I guess he felt he paid too much for gas,” the clerk said. “And he got $25 dollars worth, and he said he wanted his money back. I said, ‘You're not getting your money back.’”
The man was so irate he had another customer call the cops, saying the gas station ripped him off.
“He said, ‘No you need to fix it, you have to give me my money back, I’m going to call the police, you're stealing gas,’ I I’m like, ‘Okay,’” the clerk said.
The police arrived, and did the math; at $4 and 13 cents a gallon, they found nothing wrong with the price, so no charges were filed.
“I don't think it's a rip off, I just think it's crazy gas is this much, what can you do?” one man said.
“That's not the gas station's fault -- I think everywhere is high,” said one woman.
The gas station attendant said she brushed off the incident as just another day at the office.
“I wasn't frightened; I had my regular customers in there with me. They were waiting in line and they’re witnessing the same thing I’m witnessing, so I didn’t feel frightened about it,” the clerk said.