I actually have to stop and get gas on my way home today. I hate pumping gas, I hate having to stop on my way, wait in the weather, and of course the cost. Plus there are often sketchy people hanging around gas stations no matter which one I go to. But now there is one more thing you have to be concerned about when heading to the pump- razor blades. Police in Forest City and nearby towns have issued a warning after multiple razor blades have been found on gas pump handles in the area. This is according to a report by WGN9. The blades were discovered during a routine inspection of the pumps conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
It is unclear what that motivation was for an individual or individuals to place them there. All have been removed at this time, but it’s still important to give that handle a once over before grabbing it. Police plan to review video footage to try and identify a suspect. But you can bet I’ll be taking a look at that handle before I begin pumping my gas at a North Carolina station this afternoon. Stay safe out there!