Woman thrown into the air
during bungled gas station theft
Published May 2, 2013
Published May 2, 2013
A video (shown below) showing a gas-and-dash gone violently wrong in Queensland, Australia, has gone viral and the pair shown in the video have gone into hiding.
In the video, a young woman furtively fills up the tank of a car while looking over both shoulders. A gas station employee grows suspicious and approaches and the driver of the car tears off in a panic, with the gas pump still in the car.
His female accomplice is hurtled into the air and lands on her face and stomach, with gasoline shooting into the air around her. She quickly gets up and dashes to the car, which then speeds off.
Police have launched a manhunt for the couple, and speculate the woman may be pregnant.
Gas-and-dashes are a growing problem in Australia, where the price of “petrol” has spiralled. (Several American news outlets reported that Australia’s “odd” practice of letting customers fill up before they pay may be fueling the problem. Canadians may beg to differ.)
The Daily Mail reports that the number of reported gas-and-dashes doubled in Queensland alone last year, from 6,000 to almost 12,000.
Watch the remarkable video, below, in which you can almost feel that woman’s face hitting the pavement.
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