Man and motive sought after fuel pumped, poured, ignited, at Calgary gas bar
by The Canadian Press
CALGARY – Police are looking for a suspect after a gas pump at a Calgary convenience store was set on fire.
The man drove into the northeast-area business sometime after 3:00 a.m. Monday and bought a fuel container and some gasoline.
Investigators say the gas was then poured on the base of a pump and ignited with a match before the man fled.
A store employee hit an emergency shutoff button, which prevented gasoline in the underground tanks from flowing into the pump.
A fire extinguisher was used to put out the blaze.
There are no reports of injuries and a damage estimate wasn’t immediately available.