Police: Doctor arrested after threate...

Police: Doctor arrested after threatening driver who cut in line at Costco gas pumps

There are 56 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Police: Doctor arrested after threatening driver who cut in line at Costco gas pumps. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Police say a La Palma doctor waiting in line to buy gas at the Costco warehouse store in Cypress grabbed a tire iron and confronted a motorist who cut into the line.

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Geez

San Jose, CA

#1 Jun 10, 2008
Is costco gas even that much cheaper to justify the side trip? Not in Santa Cruz...

On a somewhat related note, I saved about $2 in gas by riding my bike to work today! And what a beautiful day for a ride!
Carl Bendix

Shalimar, FL

#2 Jun 10, 2008
So we can infer that it is OK to cut in line whether at the gas pump or the grocery line, but it is not PC to do something about it. I guess this is what overcrowding does to a society. I've experienced similar situations in various locations in the orient.
Downtowner

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jun 10, 2008
Its not nice to cut in like but that doesnt mean a tire iron should be used to settle the issue.

Hmmm, even educated and seemingly intelligent people can stoop to using violence...

This heat makes me cranky too...but cmon.
DR Dre

Salinas, CA

#4 Jun 10, 2008
I don't think the doctor should be charge with anything if this person was brave enough to cut then he was willing to beat the doctor up and not afraid of him.
truth

United States

#5 Jun 10, 2008
Must work for Salud Para La Gente or something.
Octavio

Redwood City, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2008
truth wrote:
Must work for Salud Para La Gente or something.
How would YOU know?
truth

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2008
I'm being sarcastic. Everyone here always blames hispanics. If he was hispanic it wouldn't be a tire iron it would be a switch blade amirite?
truth

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2008
Oh snap. He was hispanic. LOLOLOLOL
lower ocean local

Aptos, CA

#9 Jun 10, 2008
what is sarcasm?
Local

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2008
DR Dre wrote:
I don't think the doctor should be charge with anything if this person was brave enough to cut then he was willing to beat the doctor up and not afraid of him.
yup! Not too brave once someone does something about it, I would have loved to have seen their frightened reaction!:)
Jason

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Jun 10, 2008
Fighting over gasoline already? But seriously, people who cut in line suck, and as a doctor he'd know the best places to hit the guy with his tire iron. "Help! a man has been beaten with a tire iron. We need a doctor. Oh....."
dickweed

Los Altos, CA

#13 Jun 10, 2008
serves the punk right. i'm glad he got the shit scared out of him. too bad they cited the doctor.
Fish

Oakland, CA

#14 Jun 10, 2008
What ever!
MadMadamMin

Santa Cruz, CA

#15 Jun 10, 2008
Probably a dentist.
Observer

Monterey, CA

#16 Jun 10, 2008
I hope the doctor goes scot-free. Instead of threatening with a tire iron he should have gotten the license plate number and vehicle description and saved it for future use, heh, heh.
Dick Gozinya

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#17 Jun 10, 2008
The doctor should have used his scalpel to circumcise the fool who dared to cut in front of him. What do they do with the foreskins anyway?
Gil

Pebble Beach, CA

#18 Jun 11, 2008
Let that be a lesson to these hoodlums thinking that a "foreign" looking person can be stepped on. In this case, he was an older doctor with a very bad temper....and possibly Asian or Latino with a last name like "Reyes". He probably looked meek and harmless in the hoodlum's eyes when they pulled in front of him. However, if you stereotype people, there's always the chance that you're going to come across a mild mannered looking person like Dr. Reyes, that is, until you piss him off!
DryBack

Mountain View, CA

#19 Jun 11, 2008
Damn, usually its the mexican doing the cutoff. Funny to see they don't like it either.

And to the person who suggested this person was possibly Asian..... cmon, when is the last time you met an asian person with the last name "Reyes". This surname is of Spanish origin.
DryBack

Mountain View, CA

#20 Jun 11, 2008
OMG,*D*A*M*N is filtered by the Sentinal. I read threats, racist back and forths, and all kinds of trash in these forums, but whatever you do... don't say ?D?A?M?N.

Cmon Sentinal, get a grip.

“If it bleeds, it leads.”

Since: Dec 07

Southwest Ranches

#21 Jun 11, 2008
Carl Bendix wrote:
So we can infer that it is OK to cut in line whether at the gas pump or the grocery line, but it is not PC to do something about it. I guess this is what overcrowding does to a society. I've experienced similar situations in various locations in the orient.
Of course. If you watch the leftist media, they NEVER pass judgment on the anti-social vermin that inhabit society. They only pass judgment on the rightfully outraged people who don't countenance such reprehensible behavior as line cutting. They don't care that our civility and ordered society begins with things like respecting that somebody else was first.

Leftists hate such restrictions because they want to do whatever they want irrespective of what society in general has to say about it.

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