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Old 10-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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The cop is ignorant. Like iFly said, talk to a higher up in the department, then forget about it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM
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That is just one f'ed up conversation between you and the wanna be popo.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:18 PM
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The upset customer is prolly a relative or friend of the copper. Sounds like he is bluffing you.
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I wouldn't give a dime to the scammer who says he paid for gas and his "employee" didn't pump it. Sounds like he should be having this conversaion with his employee.

As far as the rookie cop, let him come back. Frankly, I wouldn't have even gone down to the P.D. Let him come and ask his questions at your store. If he wants video, let the court order it. Do you really think his supervisor is going to follow this rookie's lead? Maybe he's a friend of the guy who doesn't have any supervisory skills over his employee?

Like others have said, stand on your principals. If you throw money at it, all you have done is show them that you can be lead around by the ear.
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I wouldn't give a dime to the scammer who says he paid for gas and his "employee" didn't pump it. Sounds like he should be having this conversaion with his employee.

As far as the rookie cop, let him come back. Frankly, I wouldn't have even gone down to the P.D. Let him come and ask his questions at your store. If he wants video, let the court order it. Do you really think his supervisor is going to follow this rookie's lead? Maybe he's a friend of the guy who doesn't have any supervisory skills over his employee?

Like others have said, stand on your principals. If you throw money at it, all you have done is show them that you can be lead around by the ear.
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Maybe he's a friend of the guy who doesn't have any supervisory skills over his employee?
Either friend or family member. Our Church fought with a fraudulent contractor for 3 years and the local police department wanted nothing to do with it until the mother of one of the officers was a victim. Suddenly they needed all of the information our attorney had collected and wanted us to testify.
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If you throw money at it, all you have done is show them that you can be lead around by the ear.
Unfortunately that is how many LEO's operate.
"It's the law"
And everytime a citizen capitulates, it reinforces that LEO behavior.

How many here has been given a citation where you can plead guilty and pay the fine via mail. And you do because it is cheaper.
Versus knowing your in the right and pleading not guilty and going to court ?
The LEO's know most people will just mail in the fine.
And there is no penalty to the LEO or their employer for writting a citation that should never have been written in the first place.
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It would cost them a whole lot more than $30 to collect $30 before I would give it to them.......just on principal.

Then the cop you've been a victim of people doing this on purpose. They swipe the card, leave, have a buddy come pump the gas, then come claim they never got their gas........you kept giving people free gas til you got tired of people pulling this scam on you.
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Ok Mr Cop. You haven't heard of this scam? The first guy pays and pulls off while his friend pulls in behind him and fills up. Now the first guy comes in and demands money. Then they go to the next gas station and pull the same thing.

So Mr. Officer, are these friends of yours? Are you helping them pull this scam?
Seriously??

Nevermine. I see you're from Kill Devil Hills, you are serious.
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You should really not give anything to the cop. Tell him you need a court order to turn over credit card receipts or any other papers. You can just hand out peoples' receipts. I'd also all the cops myself, get a supervisor and advise them officer douche is involved in some kind of gas stealing scam.
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Everyone is missing the big picture here. Person A paid for fuel. Person B agreed to provide fuel. Person A and Person B have now entered an agreement, or "contract" to exchange a product for a price. It's civil, not criminal. Police have no authority in this situation.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by HartsContent View Post
Everyone is missing the big picture here. Person A paid for fuel. Person B agreed to provide fuel. Person A and Person B have now entered an agreement, or "contract" to exchange a product for a price. It's civil, not criminal. Police have no authority in this situation.
And person "A" did not take the product he paid for, so why should person "B" be held responsible? person "A" should have at least reset the dispenser so that no other person could capitalize. He was negligent and he and only he should suffer the consequences. In my very uneducated opinion of course.

And I tell the cop if he wants to practice law he should go back to school.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HartsContent View Post
Everyone is missing the big picture here. Person A paid for fuel. Person B agreed to provide fuel. Person A and Person B have now entered an agreement, or "contract" to exchange a product for a price. It's civil, not criminal. Police have no authority in this situation.

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Originally Posted by HartsContent View Post
Seriously??

Nevermine. I see you're from Kill Devil Hills, you are serious.

We are pretty smart in KDH, thanks for noticing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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You're being threatened with prosecution. Time for a lawyer. It's going to be impossible for the cop to prove criminal intent, or even that you knew the fool left. You can jump through all the hoops and bark like a seal if you want to but you might make a mistake and do or say something that apears incriminatinng. A lawyer can also help you file a complaint against the cop if he's crossed any line.

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Originally Posted by HartsContent View Post
Everyone is missing the big picture here. Person A paid for fuel...
Ummmmm.... what?

Person A (the Idiot) didn't pay for any fuel. The "Idiot" put his credit card into a machine and "authorized" fuel to be dispenses and drove away.

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Maybe person "A" was Paying it Forward. for Person "B"

Here are a Few Quotes from a couple of people you might know.

“A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Albert Einstein

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
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And then this guy says, " Can't we all just git along."
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Originally Posted by LuckyLaRue View Post
And then this guy says, " Can't we all just git along."
I was driving down the street and saw a parking spot. I jumped out of the car and ran over and put a quarter in the meter. I drove off and called one of my employees and told them to drive over to the parking space that I had "payed for".

You are NOT going to believe this but, some A-hole parked in the space that I had reserved for one of my employees.

Heads are going to role! I have the cops forcing all of the business in the area to turn over all the video tapes of the activity in and around this area. The person who stole this payed for space will have to answer for this "Larceny". I am going to subpoena the meter-maids, all the business owners in the area, all aircraft flying over the area...







Oh... and

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:15 PM
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It would be a civil matter not criminal. There was no intent to defraud on your part and the cop is a typical know it all asshole cop. I would make a formal complaint with the department because his actions are totally out of line.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:46 PM
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This would have been my response:
"Officer I think you have things backwards, see I didn't steal anything, the next person that came along is who stole the gas. So I will give you an hour both ways when it happend and you can figure out who the second person was, and then you can go after them for stealing something they didn't pay for."

Its not your fault, and I also would have said that if he came by to give me a talking too, he had better bring the DA for the county, because that is when I am going to really get serious about affecting his job as a cop.
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