Shotgun Blast Settles $36.50 Gas Bill

Now that prices of gas are skyrocketing, it’s perhaps understandable that you’d underestimate the cost of a full tank. But watch out! Being short on bread for a tank of gas could cause you to look down the cobalt blue double barrels of a sawed-off shotgun.

In Livingston, LA. a motorist pumped $36.50 worth of gas. Not being able to pay for it, he got into a fight with the gas station owner, which eventually lead to him driving off. At which point the owner rushed out and started shooting at the fleeing vehicle with a shotgun, exploding both of the rear tires. His second shot was fired after the fleeing gas thief pulled the car back into the lot… the opposite direction one should be heading when someone is firing a gun in your direction.

Both men were arrested: the owner for shooting, the consumer for stealing 30 bucks worth of gas. Make sure you guys keep your credit cards this weekend.

Man Fails to Pay for Gas; Owner Shoots [My Way]

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  1. Ben Popken says:

    John writes:

    “1> “cobalt blue double barrels of a sawed-off shotgun.” The inside of a gun barrel (even before it’s been fired) is black. The fancy case hardening treatment or “bluing” is reserved for the outside of the gun. Also, a sawed off shotgun is usually useless for shooting over about 12/20 feet. I’m guessing the owner had a fully choked regular pump gun ($220 at Wal-Mart) – double-barreled guns ($1000 and up!) are very expensive and somewhat delicate.

    2> The picture you’re using looks like a Over/Under Remington, though I could be mistaken. What the heck is that on the end of the gun?”

  2. P33KAJ3W says:

    The file is called shotgun.gif

    $10 says that “The Consumerist” does not know what it really is (but who cares)

  3. AcidReign says:

    …..Well, that gun in the picture is not sawed-off. It looks more like a big rifle with a flash suppressor on it. That lower “barrel” folks think they see on a shotgun is usually the magazine, that holds the shells, normally from 4-8 or so.