Gas giveaway leaves a few drivers fuming
But most wait patiently -- for hours -- to score free tank
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- Two car crashes occurred and four people were arrested in excitement over a gasoline giveaway Wednesday to reward the city for its safe-driving record.
Clarence Jefferson said he thought he'd be first in line when he got there at 4 a.m. -- but found hundreds of others already ahead of him. Pumps were turned on at about 6 a.m. Some motorists started lining up before midnight and the queue stretched far from the station into a residential area, trapping some residents in their driveways, said police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz.
That led to fights and arrests for disorderly conduct. In one case, three officers were sent to a hospital as a precaution because they were spattered with blood from someone's bloodied nose, Schwartz said.
Editor Rozek’s Note: uh huh. Here we go. Are you serious? I don’t even look at the gas prices. Why? What good does it do? I need gas in the car and I’m certainly not driving 40 miles one way for a cheaper price or sitting in line behind hundreds of people (probably with my engine idling so my air conditioner works) so I can get gas in the car. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. Next time I hear of this however, I will drive there and hand out free calculators to each ignorant idiot so they can figure out their savings. I may even take a multi-media presentation with me to show them how to turn the calculator on.