Written by Ozaukee Press
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:40
People who inadvertently drive away from gas stations without paying for the fuel they’ve pumped happens fairly often, but two nuns left a Port Washington station without paying last week because their debit card wouldn’t work.
The nuns walked into the Sai Mart gas station at 1880 N. Wisconsin St. in Port Washington May 20 to pay for their gas after their debit card wouldn’t work at the pump.
The card also didn’t work inside when they tried to pay for the $45.55 in gas they had pumped, according to police. When the nuns told the clerk they were leaving, he reminded them they still had to pay, according to police.
One of the nuns said she was leaving anyway, and they did, police said.
Later, another nun at the Felician Sister’s House in Belgium returned to pay for the fuel, police said.
The incident was one of four gas drive-offs reported to police last week.
A Port Washington woman was called after her husband drove off without paying for $20 in gas at Mad Max Convenience Store at 1100 S. Spring St. May 22. The couple returned to pay the bill.
On May 19, a Belgium man returned to Beck’s Mobil to pay for $53 in gas he drove off without paying for.
That same day, a Port Washington man drove away without paying for $87 in gas, but later returned to pay for the fuel, police said.
In other police news:
• A park bench valued at $100 was reported stolen from its location next to a kiosk on Johnson Street across from the Light Station May 20.
• Three dogs were taken to the Ozaukee Humane Society in Saukville after they were found wandering in the city.
A Labrador and whippet mix was found in the 200 block of South Spring Street May 22, the same day a golden retriever was found at the marina.
A male beagle mix dog was found in the 100 block of North Montgomery Street on May 23.