Sunday, May 27, 2007


Today a 3-year-old boy got behind the wheel of a relative's car at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Bert Kouns and Youree Drive and drove the vehicle into the front of the store. It knocked out the doors and some glass windows and mangled a few trash cans and store displays, but nobody was seriously hurt in the accident.

Picture the scene - cops and paramedics and firefighters everywhere, all sorts of emergency vehicles piled haphazardly in the parking lot with their lights flashing, a gaping hole in the front of the store complete with broken glass and an SUV parked up on the sidewalk and a number of people with cameras (including myself) standing around taking it all in.

If you pulled up at that moment to get gas or even a Slurpie, what would you think? That the place was open for business as usual? I would hope not. So what's wrong with people? Why did countless numbers of them walk up to the door, step over scattered sunglasses and Snickers bars and and ask me, reporter Janelle and photo intern Chesley if the store was closed? Why! How much more obvious could it be?


Anonymous 5/31/2007 8:37 AM  

My question is more, where was the parents? Obiously the keys were left in the vechile... WOW

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