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Driver says misleading sign caused him to overpay for gas

By Janice Broach - bio | email

FORREST CITY, AR (WMC-TV) - Ken Croft drives from Germantown to the Forrest City area to teach.  He could not believe it when he saw gas priced $2.95 a gallon, 40 cents cheaper than most places.

"I thought, $2.95, that's really good," said Croft.  "So I stop in there, give him my money.  Go out to the pump.  I'm just about finished and I notice it's $3.35."

The gas pump reads $3.35, not the advertised price of $2.95.

The number "2" was painted on the sign at the Forrest City convenience store.  It cannot be removed.

"We're out of numbers," said store manage Nasr Naji.  "We have ordered this sign, but we haven't gotten it."

Naji said the store is a neighborhood convenience store.

"Nobody complained yet," said Naji.

Croft said he was unaware of the price difference and was not told when he paid.

"There was no, 'we're sorry,'" said Croft.  "It's just, 'hey, we don't have the numbers.'"

Croft said he would not be back and suggested the store take down the sign or cover it.

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