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Posted: 9/3/2005 4:47:50 AM EDT
Man fires gun over gas-line cutter


Police say Jackson man, angry at gas line-cutter, fires shot in air

By Jack Mazurak
jmazurak@clarionledger.com

Tempers exploded in a south Jackson gas station line this morning as an angry driver shot into the air.

Jackson police charged Lloyd Coleman with a misdemeanor count of discharging a weapon in city limits. The shots were fired at at 10:45 a.m. at the Pilot Travel Center on Gallatin Street, just south of I-20.

"He had waited in line two-to-three hours. Somebody from the back cut in front of him. (Coleman) tried to talk to the driver, but he wouldn't listen," Jackson Police officer B. Sanders said.

Coleman grabbed his black .357 revolver and fired one round straight into the air to get the driver's attention, Sanders said. No one was injured. Police did not have the other driver's name or more information on Coleman.

"Everybody's frustrated out here," Sanders said, gesturing to the half-mile stretch of cars waiting for gas.

Pilot station general manager Mike Berry ordered employees to close off the station shortly after the shooting. He said his tanks were nearly out of gas, and the rest is reserved for emergency and relief vehicles responding to problems related to Hurricane Katrina.

Berry would not comment further.

As word of the closing spread through the line, drivers wheeled their cars around in search of other open stations.

"I was in line but didn't know (about the shot fired)," north Jackson resident Markus Taylor said. "I've been waiting in line for two hours. I'm about to run out of gas now. My (gas warning) light is on."

Almost four days after Hurricane Katrina hit the metro area, power outages still abound. Without power, many gas stations can't pump. Wherever stations open, such as the Pilot, long lines form quickly.

"It's just crazy out here," Taylor said.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:01:15 AM EDT
Well, least he didnt plug the guy in the chest.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:10:15 AM EDT
Were any dogs injured?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:10:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:10:55 AM EDT
"Coleman grabbed his black .357 revolver"

Why do they always have to bring color into the issue...



Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:13:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ED_P:
"Coleman grabbed his black .357 revolver"

Why do they always have to bring color into the issue...






At least it wasnt a semi-automatic assault revolver
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:19:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:

Originally Posted By ED_P:
"Coleman grabbed his black .357 revolver"

Why do they always have to bring color into the issue...






At least it wasnt a semi-automatic assault revolver



The idiot press states, "The man pulled out a gun and fired a full clip from his semi-automatic revolver."
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:21:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:



This stuff is going to hurt us.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:38:27 AM EDT
I would be pissed at a gas line cutter too.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:43:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By olyarms:



This stuff is going to hurt us.


It's simply horrible what people can become.
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