Woman follows instincts when approached by man at gas station - WKRN News 2

Woman follows instincts when approached by man at gas station

Posted: Updated: March 27, 2013 05:46 PM

A Murfreesboro woman knew something was off when a man approached her and asked for gas to fill up his car.

Carol Prince won't soon forget what happened to her Monday night at the Exxon station on At 3208 Shelbyville Highway, or South Church Street.

"I just thought about what if?" said Prince, when she told Nashville's News 2 what happened.

Prince said she was pumping gas, talking on the phone with a friend and not really paying attention to her surroundings, when all of a sudden and man came out from behind her van and said he and his family had run out of gas and needed help getting back to Lebanon.

"He just kept repeating 'Come look at my daughter, come say something to my wife'," explained Prince, "I just didn't feel comfortable going over there, I guess my gut instinct kicked in."

When Prince said she offered to go inside the gas station and buy the man gas, he kept insisting she come to his vehicle and pump the gas herself.

Prince told Nashville's News 2 she decided to drive away and when she passed the parked car, Prince said one of the back windows was covered in tape, and the only other person in the car was another man.

"I drove a little ways and I called the Murfreesboro Police Department," added Prince, "They told me to go back and see if I could get a better description of the car, and the car was gone."

Prince also posted about her experience on her Facebook page, which was shared on the Rutherford County Breaking News Facebook page.

The story has been shared almost four thousand times and has been read by more than 120,000 people.

"I just want them to be aware," said Prince. "Look out for these guys."

She described the man who approached her as a while male, about 5'10" tall with brown hair and a slender build.

Murfreesboro Police are investigating another similar incident and are asking people to be on the lookout for a charcoal gray Pontiac Grand Prix with tape covering the passenger window behind the driver's seat.

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