Gas station clerk jumps into car to s...

Gas station clerk jumps into car to stop thief

There are 35 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jun 20, 2008, titled Gas station clerk jumps into car to stop thief. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A gas station cashier took matters into her own hands when a man tried to drive off without paying for his fuel for the third time in less than a week.

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Plainwell, MI

#1 Jun 20, 2008
pretty sure that wasn't the safest thing to do...
michael g

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2008
That is one crazy bitch. Don't mess with her. Was it actually her gas or something. Maybe the manager offered a reward??
about time

Greenville, SC

#3 Jun 20, 2008
what and idot, risk her life over 31 dollars when she probably obly makes 6 dollars a hour
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#4 Jun 20, 2008
about time wrote:
what and idot, risk her life over 31 dollars when she probably obly makes 6 dollars a hour
I think she was brave. My hats off to her.

Riverside, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2008
Wow, she's very brave!
Big Pimpin

Tucson, AZ

#6 Jun 20, 2008
Wow!! Thumbs up for Jessica!! It took a lot of courage to do what she did.
Now may be a good time to switch those pumps to pre-pay only.
Yo momma

Rochester, MI

#9 Jun 20, 2008
This is just another reason why every gas station should be prepay only.

I've had more than a few drive-offs in my day, and yeah they piss me off, but I'm not going to risk my life trying to catch the culprit. Yeesh.
no name

United States

#10 Jun 20, 2008
shes lucky she didnt get shot

Kalamazoo, MI

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Is she insane, its not worth what could have possibly happened to her if he decided she was expendable and we would be listening to news reports about her missing and not being found. She had the license plate #, that was sufficient, she - or anyone else for that matter - should not jump into the car like that.

Kalamazoo, MI

#12 Jun 20, 2008
Runner wrote:
Wow, she's very brave!
And she could have become very dead. Its not worth is

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2008
Another stupid thing people do....She was not thinking hopefully her family will get on her case about that. Good that she got the plate number but that is really all she needed to do. ALL PUMPS NEED TO BE PRE PAY I dont like it but it will help the owners to the small business's hear not to loae anymore money.

Loveland, CO

#14 Jun 21, 2008
She is one tough cookie!


#15 Jun 21, 2008
Brave?????? She may not have REALLY thought about it all. Maybe just excited at the moment, a little mad, excitement and anger take over,then the next thing especially if she was young is a lack of wisdom for the whole deal.. Yikes!! I hate to think what could have been her demise. Not great thinking and I hope she changes her strategies for the next time.

Since: Mar 08

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#17 Jun 21, 2008
She probably makes $7.50 an hour and she risked her life for maybe $40 worth of gas?

Like others have said, either very brave or very dumb.4075

Since: May 08

Erie, CO

#18 Jun 21, 2008
Dumb, dumb, dumb.....let is go, it is just gas.

Canton, MI

#19 Jun 21, 2008
Lack of common sense does not make one brave
sick of it too

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 Jun 21, 2008
Hey great job jessica...ya know its time we all do something about all the rotten theives out there. Someones gotta take a stand and do whats right. I know that she probably put her life in danger, but she saw a wrong and tried to stop the jerk. Gas stations PLEASE go to pre-pay only!!!!
Jeff from Dorr

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Jun 21, 2008
While we all admire Jessica's motivation to stop a thief, 30 something dollars is not worth getting killed over.
I'm sure you don't get paid enough to risk your life. Please don't do that again!

Cadillac, MI

#22 Jun 21, 2008
and while she was gone, all the other people drove off without paying.....
Brass Monkey

Aurora, CO

#23 Jun 21, 2008
so she ran out of the station to stop a thief for stealing $30 gas...........jumps in the car, and he drives away. Meanwhile, her store is looted and the cash from the drawer is

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