A quick-thinking driver reportedly thwarted a car theft at a Georgia gas station on Thursday by spraying gasoline all over the would-be thief while standing at the pump.
In surveillance footage obtained by WSB-TV, someone in a Dodge Charger is seen dropping a man off at a Conyers BP gas station in Rockdale County. The man is then spotted successfully sneaking into the woman’s Dodge Challenger as she uses the pump.
Upon realizing what’s going on, the driver reportedly used the gas nozzle and doused the man as he sat in the driver’s seat. The gas-soaked suspect then exited the vehicle and ran down the road, where he retreated to the Dodge Charger, according to the news station.
“My son told me, he said, ‘Dad, I think he’s trying to steal the car,’ and I was looking, and I heard the car revving up and the next thing I know, he jumped out of the car and he started running,” a witness to the incident told WSB-TV.
Despite being scared off, Deputy Lee Thomas said they think the suspects have done this before and will be back at it again. WAGA reported that police believe at least two people were in the getaway car.
Thomas commented, “This is definitely not the first time they’ve done this. I’m pretty sure they’ll be attempting it again,”
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[Featured image: WSB-TV video screengrab]