According to the all-knowing crowdsourced site GasBuddy, gas prices in that part of Minnesota are $4.29 per gallon today. On Saturday, customers lined up all the way out to the street to buy gas priced at only $3.85.
The pretend gas station purchase is a bad crime and all, but this crime really caught the attention of local authorities because of the fuel sale. It’s against the law to undercut competing gas stations so dramatically, you see.
The question remains: was this an elaborate scam, or the biggest convenience store robbery of all time?