Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The death of an Alabama service station owner illustrates the point that a gasoline industry group makes over and over to its members: Losing money during a drive-off isn't worth losing your life.
Husain "Tony" Caddi, 54, died Friday after being run over by a driver who police believe wasn't going to pay for $52 worth of fuel. Police are searching for the driver of the gold or tan Jeep-style SUV.
With gasoline prices soaring, industry experts predict the number of drive-offs -- and violence -- will increase.