Drivers get a steal, east Tulsa gas station marked wrong price


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Updated: 6/07/2013 9:15 am Published: 6/07/2013 12:25 am


Drivers get steal when Tulsa gas station marks wrong gas price

A Tulsa driver stopped by EZ Mart on 37th Street and Memorial Drive on Wednesday afternoon and filled up for cheap.

Craig Cooper drove into the EZ Mart and was expecting to pay the listed price for a gallon of unleaded gas, $3.54. As he was pumping he noticed other drivers seemed excited around him and were calling their friends to come and fill up their gas tanks.

"I started to pay attention to what they were saying and one said gas is a dollar less, at $2.54," said Cooper.

He then looked at the digital reading and it was only $2.54. He filled up his empty tank all the way.

"I felt guilty about it because I know the owner is losing money but when the economy is like this you have to take advantage of something like this," said Cooper.

He hung out in the area to see how many people would come by to fill up.

"One guy filled up this huge truck," said Cooper.

Around 6 p.m., Cooper said someone inside the EZ Mart caught on and the price was adjusted to its listed price.


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Mayor Maynot - 6/8/2013 10:23 AM
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Too bad that these ?people? Felt the need to rob the merchant like that. My dog knows the difference between right and wrong. Some people just ain't as good as dogs.

Justintime - 6/7/2013 8:32 PM
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One day when our lives are ended we will all be judged by God and at that time we will have to give account for our lives. Think he doesn't see what's going on, but what the heck, that will be after your death so what's to lose, right? Maybe Eternity? Think about it.

ucimatty - 6/7/2013 8:26 PM
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(I am stepping on the soapbox) I think there is something wrong with our morals and ethics when people would call their friends "to get over here before they catch on" rather than informing the storekeeper that the price on the pump is a dollar less than the price posted on a sign. And this is in the heart of the Bible Belt? I was taught by the nuns in my elementary school that you can do harm to another not only by what you do, but also by what you fail to do. What a devastating lesson to model for children. (Stepping off my soapbox)

therealjewel - 6/7/2013 2:22 PM
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I would gladly pay that $3.54 a gallon because gas prices in Ohio are 3.95-4.04 a gallon.
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