Could Higher Gas Prices Result in More “Gas-N-Dashes?”
We've seen gas prices as high as 2-dollars-and twelve cents for unleaded here in Lincoln. It could be causing more and more people to pump gas and not pay. Lincoln police say drive-offs are up thirty percent compared to this time last year. We talked to several local companies. Some said their drive-off numbers have actually been “better” in the last few months. Others said their numbers have almost doubled since prices have been on the rise.
Many local convenient store companies have talked about pre-paying before you pump. But, they say it would have to be a unanimous decision between all stores for each one to survive.