Faulty gas pump

Dear Editor:Today (Dec. 5), at about 1:05 p.m., I purchased gasoline from the Thrifty (Arco) station located at 11025 Paramount Blvd. in Downey. I utilized pump No. 5 and placed it on the automatic pumping feature. It failed to shut off when the tank was full and spilled about one gallon of gasoline onto the driveway around my automobile. I alerted the two attendants on duty who failed to either clean up the gasoline or provide me credit for the spillage. It is my firm belief that there was a significant chance that upon starting my car, a fire could have ensued. Furthermore, it appears that the pump No. 5 rubber tip contains holes and is in unsafe condition. - Benjamin R. Margolis, Pacific Palisades

********** Published: December 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 33