MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A gas station surveillance camera captured video of a driver backing into a pump and starting a large fire.
Mobile Police say the man did it on purpose. A manager says the man was mad because the station had just closed and he couldn’t get gas.
The fire happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Police say 27-year-old Ernest Parker backed his vehicle into the pump at the Spirit gas station at Schillinger and Old Shell.
Parker was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief.
In the surveillance video, a worker’s husband can be seen rushing to the fire with an extinguisher to try and put it out.
Firefighters eventually arrived to get the fire under control.
Thursday morning, caution tape was draped around the area where the damaged pump was removed.
MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) — Police say a couple was caught on camera trying to steal nearly $1,000 in school supplies from a Mobile Office Depot. When a clerk tried to stop them, they turned on the clerk, shooting the clerk with pepper spray.
It happened Sunday at the Office Depot at 3500 Highway 90 West. Police say the thieves were driving a brown 90s Crown Victoria with dents all over and a bungee cord holding the trunk shut.
Descriptions from police: Female: White, 5’5 and approx 130 pounds, short brown hair, bloodshot eyes, acne/sores on face, tattoos on chest, black short sleeve shirt, white shorts, white tennis shoes and armed with pepper spray
Male: White, 6’1-6’2 approx 185-200 pounds, short brown hair, black short sleeve shirt, black tennis shoes and camo pants
Police say they will both be charged with robbery and illegal use of a chemical defense spray once they are identified.