Pay It Back!

Police in western Pennsylvania say a man snatched $60 from a gas station clerk in an aborted bet about cigarette prices.

The man was caught and repaid the money under the watchful eye of a state trooper.

State police in Greensburg say a customer went into a Hempfield Township Sunoco at about 3:20 a.m. on March 9 and complained to a clerk about cigarette prices.

The clerk took $60 from his pocket and bet the customer he couldn't find cigarettes cheaper at another store. The customer grabbed the money and fled.

But Trooper Jeanne Martin said Friday that the clerk got the man's license plate number. A trooper tracked him down and forced him to return to the gas station.

Martin says the clerk didn't want to press charges. He just wanted his $60 back.


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  • by Chris on Mar 30, 2009 at 04:11 AM
    The price of good's has never "CAUSED" anything... Poor upbringing, bad decisions, the use of alcohol or drugs, peer pressure, now THEY cause crime! I get so tired of hearing people take the responsibility AWAY from the person that DID THE CRIME! I smoked for 12 years and NEVER snatched $60 dollars from anyones hands... AMAZING!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    Cigarette prices cause crime, crime cost tax payers money. This year 2009, the cost of making a penny(1 cent)is $1.27. We are in a no win situation. The penny needs to be done away with..There goes that 9/10ths of a cent price for fuel...Finally..
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