At One N.J. Gas Station, 'Filler Up' Almost Meant 'Pucker Up'

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    A service station attendant in South Brunswick, N.J. was arrested for demanding a kiss for gas.

    According to a police report, a high school student pulled into the Raceway Service Station on Route 1 in town and asked for $10 worth of gasoline.

    But she told police that attendant Melad Kaleal, 22, put $20 worth into her tank.

    When she said she only had the ten spot, he "leaned into the vehicle and told the teenager to give him a kiss and he would forgive the extra $10."

    The police report says she refused, drove off and told her parents. That's when police were called in to investigate and charged Kaleal after interviewing him at Police Headquarters.

    He was charged with harassment and released on a summons, but South Brunswick police are asking any female motorist "who may have experienced similar problems" to call them.

    As one officer asked, "Why do these guys think this works?"

     

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