Friday, May 27, 2011

Attendant dies after being dragged by gas thief

A Mississauga gas station attendant has died after he was seriously hurt trying to chase down a driver who drove away without paying.
The incident occurred May 19 at a Petro Canada station on Southdown Road near the Queen Elizabeth Way. Emergency crews arrived at around 5 p.m. to find the man lying on the roadway.
The 62-year-old suffered severe injuries, and died the following day, Peel police said. They withheld that information until Thursday, citing investigative reasons.
Police said last week the employee tried to confront the driver and was then hit by his vehicle as it drove away from the scene.
They are still searching for a suspect.
Police are looking for a gold sedan, and the driver is described as a black male aged 20-30 years old. The vehicle may have incurred some damage, and police are urging the public to contact them if they have information.

This man died over a tank of gas. Is this showing how bad the cost of fuel is now? Let me know in the comments below what you guys think.

23 comments:

  1. Can't believe he lost his life over some gas.

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  2. When I worked at a gas station, they specifically told us NOT to pursue anyone making off with money and/or gas - just call the police. :/

    Gotta appreciate his effort, though...but still, he didn't have to die over it.

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  3. @ TheBrain
    I agree...

    Not unless he drowe with an aeroplane and emptyed the tanks on the gas station...

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  4. that's really sad. The attendant didn't deserve to go like that

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  5. 'black male' telling everything

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  6. Wow, death from stealing gas. Prices need to change or our method for energy.

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  7. This is just sad. I do agree gas prices need to come down.

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  8. Geez, that's sad. Some people are just terrible.

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  9. Some people are just crazy, come on just a tank of gas

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  10. hell you should see the prices here, and its violent from time to time too

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  11. Did the old man actually think the guy would stop? What a horrible way to die.

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  12. That's so sad... What is wrong with this generation? :(

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  13. crime never pays; he will get his just deserts

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  14. People leaving without paying is a common crime. Losing your life over something like that is not worth it.

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  15. Well at 4.30 a gallon, I might kill too lol.

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  16. Why didn't he just call the police?

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  17. What can I say? Shit happens!

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  18. Wish we had a video of it. LoL.

    Just sayin.

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