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Gas Station Employees Assaulted Over Fuel, Convenience Store Prices, Cops Say

One man not happy with extra pump, two others irate over convenience store prices, police report.

Two employees at the Gulf Gas Station on Rt. 46 in Parsippany were both allegedly assaulted over the course of four days for a mishap at the pump and the cost of convenience store goods, police said.

On Thursday, July 3, police responded to the gas station at 10 p.m. for a report of an alleged assault on a gas station attendant, police said. The employee told police that a customer requested $60 of gas. When the pump stopped at $56.40, the employee pumped an additional $0.60 to even the price out to $57, police said.

At that point the customer became irate and started yelling at the gas station attendant, police said. At that point, the driver got out of his car and hit the employee in the face, police said.

Both the employee and witnesses at the scene told police the driver fled in a four-door grey Audi with New York license plates.

Just four days later, police were again called to the gas station for a reported assault. Officers arrived at the convenience store at 2:10 a.m. on July 7, where the clerk said two males had come in to purchase a few items. When checking out, the clerk told the customers the price, at which point they became angry, police said.

The two men began yelling and screaming at the clerk and threw items around the store, including a plastic travel mug at the clerk himself, police said. The mug hit the clerk in the torso.

The two men fled to the hotel complex behind the gas station, but employees there were unable to identify them, police said.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call police at 973-263-4300 or email crime_tips@parpolice.com.

For questions about this post, email jason.koestenblatt@patch.com.

Nicholas Robert Homyak July 09, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Sounds like an Soprano's episode with Christopher Moltisanti. Convenience does not mean cheap; hay they should wait for day-time hours and try shop-rite. Then if they driving an Audi forget about gas prices; wise-guys!
Eric Hauge July 09, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Isn't that station now a BP?

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