by Christa Lollis
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Gas prices are on the verge of hitting the four dollar mark and some stations are already selling for more than that. But not everybody is ready to pay the high price so their filling up and leaving the bill with the gas stations. "I mean your normal fill up is going to be 40 to 60 dollars so you have one drive off and you've just wasted nearly a full days profit off of gas," gas station manager John Gillespie said.
A few of the stations in the area say they've had problems with drive offs but it didn't take long for them to get ahead of the game and make customers pay before they pumped. Gillespie explained, "Once it got up to around 2 dollars a gallon we switched over to that. Before that did you all see a lot of drive offs? It was probably around one or two every couple of weeks or something."