We have had a rash of Gas N Go's lately. (I wonder why )
I had one last week that was solved in a matter of an hour. A guy pulls in, fills up his tank in his SUV $70.00 worth, then drives off without paying. Now heres the funny part... He had taken the time to mask his plate with a rag but he had "FOR SALE 513-XXX-XXXX" written larger than life across the back and side windows.
Of course the clerk writes down the number, and the video captures it as well.
So, the clerk passes the info on to me, and I call the number. I pose as someone wanting to buy his SUV, and I ask him if cash was OK. Of course he says yes and agrees to meet me in the shopping center down the road from his crime.
He shows up, and I pull into the lot in my fully marked police cruiser and make the arrest.
After I get him back into my car, and his is up on the tow truck, he asks if we can wait for a few minutes... he is here to see a guy about selling his car.