From Driver's Seat, 'I'm Not Driving' Story Doesn't Hold Up
Surveillance footage showed a man try twice to pump gas at the Open Pantry, then drive off when he was denied without prepayment. The footage blew up the story that he wasn't driving the car.
A 29-year-old Milwaukee man had a run-in with Bayside Police, whose attempts at pumping gas at Open Pantry led to a citation for operating without a license.
An Open Pantry employee called Bayside Police at 1:15 a.m. Nov. 12 to report a gas drive-off. When officers arrived, the employee said a man had driven to the gas station on two occasions that night, then left after the employee told the man he would have to prepay for gas because his car only had a temporary license plate, the police report said.
Police found a car matching the description the employee gave sitting on the side of the road in the 9100 block of North Port Washington Road. They walked up to the car and the driver, later identified as a 29-year-old Milwaukee man, said he hadn’t been driving but was only sitting in the driver’s seat.
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Police checked the man’s name in their database and discovered his license was revoked due to non-compliance. The man was arrested for operating after revocation. He initially said police hadn’t seen him driving but they explained they had a witness who had seen him driving. He was cited for operating after revocation and released at 3:10 a.m.
The Bayside officer returned to Open Pantry and the employee showed in-store surveillance footage of the Milwaukee man attempting to pump gas.