The Mongering of Fear and Fuel, Part II
Tammy Crowe of Dallas was waiting in line at a gas station in Lithia Springs when she saw another motorist pull a gun.This happened roughly twenty miles from where I live. There's another story about somebody filling up 55-gallon drums. Not someone from a trucking company, but just a guy. Clearly some folk are expecting to dance the Apocalypso any day now.
People had been waiting for a half-hour and were edgy when a man in a bronze car cut off a motorcyclist, Crowe said.
" 'Hey, wait a minute. I've been waiting here,' " the motorcyclist admonished the line-breaker, Crowe said. The two men began arguing.
Then the man in the car pulled a handgun out of his pocket, Crowe said. "It was big."
A gas station employee yelled, "You want to go to jail?" and pulled out a cellphone.
The man put the weapon away and said he wanted to get back in line.
"No," the employee said. "Leave." He did.