Meijer, Inc. Informative - Beware Of Gas Pumps At Meijer
WESTERVILLE, OHIO -- I stopped at the gas station of store #181 on 12/10/09. I put my card in the machine and thought I pushed the PAY OUTSIDE button. I never get a paper receipt as it just is more trash for the world. I then drove to the Meijer store #181 on Polaris Parkway which is across from the station. I was enjoying my shopping when they called my plate # over the PA system. Imagine my utter shock when Connie C. informed me that I had not PAID for my gas and was listed as a DRIVE OFF!!!. At first I did not believe her as I did not know you COULD GET GAS AND NOT PAY FOR IT! Evidently at the Meijer station #181 you can pump and drive off. I asked how this could happen as I "put my card in the slot and got gas". She said that I must have accidentally pushed the wrong button and the guy inside the store allowed me to get gas manually. I had mittens on so I guess this is possible but what if I had not shopped at Meijers? I would be a felon and possibly lose my driver license over a machine error! Connie C. was very nice about it but I told her my concern was not paying for the gas. No problem. My problem is being ARRESTED OVER GAS I THOUGHT HAD ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR! I had no receipt so my only hope of being exonerated would be hopefully a camera of me stupidly putting my card in and thinking I was paid in full. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GET THIS TO SOMEONE WHO CARES AT MEIJER!
I do not want one single person to have to go through this humiliation possible theft charges! I will never buy gas from a station that does not have prepay only ever again simply because there is no protection for me!