Gas Station Robber Avoids Razors To Get On Roof

For at least three nights in a row the Shell station at Stanton Way has been the scene of the same crime. This past Thursday through Saturday someone has ripped off fuel in an unusual way.

According to a Shell employee a man armed with tin foil is climbing onto the roof of the building, finding the satellite used for credit card transactions and then covering it with tin foil, cutting off communication with credit card companies. According to the employee the man then climbs down and pumps gasoline with a bad credit card.

The Shell employee says workers at the gas station decided Friday night to send a message to the thief. He says the store put razor blades along the roof of the building.

Next door to the Shell station employees at the Waffle House are also aware of this man. They say he came in to the restaurant, asked for an application, then returned later with blood on his hands. Workers helped to clean the man off, having been told he cut his hands on his car hood but when they spoke with workers next door they knew about the razors along the roof. By the time they called police the man had already left.

The man police are currently looking for is wanted for theft by deception as well as criminal trespassing.


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  • by Joey Location: Lex on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    Was his get away vehicle a Razor scooter? I bet his cell phone of choice was a Motorola Razr.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Apr 29, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    This is a good idea, I'm gonna try it.
  • by Working Poor Location: Winchester on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:38 AM
    In Awe and Goebel, you two have quite the sense of humor!! However, this really is a serious problem that is only going to get worse. People will start shooting each other over this, watch and see. Some gas station will have the lowest price, and start running low on gas, and people waiting in line will get angry and impatient and violence will happen. The Gov. is on a roll with all these new laws to protect victims of animal abuse and hit and runs, maybe he could continue with this good streak and start capping gas prices in the State, or at the very least, fining the price gougers like they did to Speedway a year or two ago. Soon we'll all be working for gas to get to work, with nothing left over to pay for our homes and necessities for our families-something's gotta give!! (Again, Boston Tea Party Anyone?????)
  • by In Awe Location: At th pump on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:34 AM
    Goebel, I loved your comment, it made me laugh. I have some aluminum foil, you wanna be my lookout?
  • by BJ Location: PERRYVILLE on Apr 29, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    IF THIS GUY WOULD WORK THIS HARD AT A REAL JOB ,HE WOULDN'T NEED TO STEAL GAS.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Apr 29, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    I wonder how Shell feels being on the other end of a robbery?
  • by Minh Location: Charlotte on Apr 29, 2008 at 04:21 AM
    Gas prices are going to hit close to 5 dollars. Thanks to the president. He going to wreck it in will all his investments in oil before he retires. The cowboy is going to ride into the sunset with all his money while the poor people suffer. I'm not giving any credit to this robber, I think he's stupid for stealing gas.
  • by rhonda Location: corinth on Apr 29, 2008 at 04:04 AM
    what? what will happen at 5.00 a gallon? locks on the gas pumps with staff monitoring outside. 3 times ? come on
  • by Fred Garvin Location: Georgetown KY on Apr 28, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    Waffle House staff should have called police and the ambulance instead of helping the guy by bandaging his hands then he would have been busted!
  • by Good Location: Job on Apr 28, 2008 at 08:02 PM
    Great! Now every other low life in Lexington knows about this trick. Should have kept the details of this crime in the bag.
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