Rogue Lightning Bolt Raises Gas Prices in Dayton, Ohio
Most people in America are still enjoying relatively low gas prices, but the good people of Dayton, Ohio, are being charged nearly $10 a gallon, thanks to some outrageous price gouging apparently committed by Zeus himself.
The Dayton Daily News reports that a Speedway in Trotwood, Ohio, was struck by lightning last Thursday, causing the sign to read $9.94 per gallon for regular gasoline and $9.92 per gallon for diesel. The lightning bolt also raised the price of a Speedy Freeze to $8.80, which seems particularly egregious.
Of course, the real price of gas at the Dayton Speedway was $2.24 per gallon, and that’s what patrons were actually charged. However, the altered sign probably inspired a few double takes from drivers traveling along the 2000 block of Shiloh Springs Road.
One of those motorists, Clarice Chattman, took a picture of the super-charged sign:
At ten bucks a gallon, Cadillac Regret drivers in Southwestern Ohio are probably kicking themselves right now.
News Source: Dayton Daily News