Gas Thief Drags Station Attendant With Getaway Car

By Pei-Sze Cheng
|  Saturday, Apr 16, 2011  |  Updated 3:23 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Car Fills Up, Drags Attendant

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Car Fills Up, Drags Attendant

Car Fills Up, Drags Attendant
More Photos and Videos

A gas station attendant was dragged onto a busy road in New Jersey as he tried to stop a customer who did not pay for gas.

Hasan Ognar was pumping gas at the Lukoil gas station in Fort Lee, N.J., for the driver of a black Nissan Maxima with New York plates. When Ognar tried to collect money, the driver sped away onto Route 4.

It was all caught on security camera.

"It's sad -- for $20, somebody's life could have ended," said Tony Lulaj.

"I saw him grab onto the car door and the car drove away. Then he let go and then kind of rolled onto the highway."

Ognar was left on Route 4 but was not struck by any cars.

Danny Jaloudi, the owner of the gas station, said other drivers have fled without paying in recent weeks. He believes higher gas prices are responsible.

Ognar was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is in stable condition.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out