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Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight

Apparently the stations were having kind of a price war and the way I’m reading it a man lost his life for three cents;

Investigators say the confrontation started when the owner of the BP station on that corner went to the Marathon station to discuss with its owner why he’d dropped the price for a gallon of unleaded gas to $2.93 per gallon, three cents less than BP.

The discussion quickly escalated into a fight with two more people from the BP station brawling with rivals at Marathon. One man was hit with a baseball bat in the melee. And then, police say, the 51-year-old owner of the Marathon station pulled out a gun and shot the owner of the BP, Jawad Bazzi, a 45-year-old father of five children.

What happened afterwords is also most odd and kind of unbelievable, and that is this;

In a wild post-script, it appears the BP station took advantage of the shooting. While police were still swarming the Marathon station, the BP jacked up its prices. WXYZ’s Bill Proctor reports that as soon as the owner’s body was taken away, workers at BP changed the price-per-gallon of unleaded from $2.96 to $3.09.

Station Owner Kills Rival in Gas Price Fight || WXYZ.com | WXYZ-TV / Detroit | Detroit News, Weather, Sports and More

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2 Responses

  1. floyd says:

    You got that right and look what happened afterwords the price went right back up, truly unbelievable. Thanks for dropping in.

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