Racine woman accidentally pays $9.99/gallon for gas at unopened Oak Creek gas station

OAK CREEK – Gas prices are on the rise across the country – but they are not as high as what one Wisconsin woman paid last week at an Oak Creek gas station.

According to Oak Creek Police, a Racine woman ended paying a $9.99 a gallon for gas on May 4 at the BP gas station, located at the corner of Ryan Road and Howell Avenue. 

Little did she know, the gas station was not officially open.

The woman told police she was pumping gas -- realized the price -- and then stopped filling her car. She went into the store and was told the gas station was not yet open for business.  

She was charged $64.67 for 6.468 gallons of gas

She then went to the Oak Creek Police Department to report the incident. According to the police report, she told police she did not realize the gas price sign was not on or that the station was not open.

Police advised her to dispute the credit card charge with her bank.

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