Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post

One of the best reasons to have plenty in the tank ... to avoid such places, times.

Same logic as making camp well before sundown. (Potholes, cliffs, unseen nocturnal predators, etc.)

I see a couple of things that might have worked in his favor if he had a gun. He had plenty of cover being in between the car and pumps. What is hard to predict was the guy coming up and using the gas pump as cover. This is one of those situations where you are going to have and make a decision wither or not get your gun ready or at least let them know your "strapped" by putting your hand on it.
One thing for sure throw the wallet and make him go get it and run the other way