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Rogue Lightning Bolt Raises Gas Prices in Dayton, Ohio

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Speedway lightning bolt

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.

Zeus throwing a lightening bolt in Disney's Hercules

Artist’s rendering

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:

Dayton Speedway gas station sign

At ten bucks a gallon, Cadillac Regret drivers in Southwestern Ohio are probably kicking themselves right now.

News Source: Dayton Daily News