Clifton NJ police are trying to find a man who allegedly struck a gas station worker with his car after stealing gas.
The incident occurred at the Shell Station located on Route 3 in Clifton, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly pulled into the gas station in a silver-colored motor vehicle and asked the gas station attendant to fill the car with $25 worth of gas.
According to law enforcement, the suspect failed to pay his gas tab and attempted to drive off.
The gas station worker then ran onto Route 3 and tried to stop the suspect from fleeing the scene. However, the suspect reportedly hit the gas pedal and struck the victim with his car. The driver momentarily stopped, but then continued to drive away from the area.
Afterwards, the victim, a 56-year-old Clifton NJ man, limped away and managed to take himself to a nearby hospital. Doctors at the medical facility evaluated him for his injuries and then released him.
Investigating detectives with the Clifton Police Department later obtained surveillance video footage that reportedly captured the entire incident at the gas station.
If police can identify and apprehend the suspect, he would likely face criminal charges for assault by auto and theft.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Fleeing Driver Who Stiffed Gas Station Hit Attendant with Car.”