Man Allegedly Smashes Into Newington Gas Station, Eats 1 Banana and Flees
I know times are desperate for many here in the Connecticut, but what would make you repeatedly smash your vehicle into a gas station's doors in the middle of the night, grab a banana off the shelf, eat it, and then leave? Extreme hunger? Low Potassium? A quart of Rebel Yell and an 8 ball chaser?
That's exactly what Newington Police are asking, and unfortunately investigating this morning after that exact sequence of events occurred in their town last week. According to nbcconnecticut.com, Newington Police received an alarm signal from the Citgo gas station at 502 Cedar Street at 1:48 AM last Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Responding officers found that the door of the gas station had been smashed open.
When investigators got hold of the store's surveillance video, they observed a light colored Ford Freestyle repeatedly backing up and smashing into the store's doors. Once the doors broke, officers allege that the driver got out of the vehicle, walked into the store, grabbed a banana, peeled it, ate it, and then hopped back into the damaged Freestyle, and took off.
The suspect didn't try to conceal his identity with a mask, and didn't take anything else, just the banana.
As of yesterday, according to nbcconnecticut.com, the suspect has been identified by Newington Police, but there have not been any charges filed as of yet as they continue to investigate the incident.
As my friend Joey Ech so eloquently put it - "My dude allegedly smashed his car into the gas station, then reportedly stole one banana. He ate it, then left. Potassium = 1, Society = 0."