Investigators in Minnesota say they are looking for the people behind a "bizarre" scam that involved purchasing a gas station from its owner using a bad check, and then selling all the gas at cut-rate prices.
The scam took place last Saturday at a SuperAmerica in Waconia.
And so they did: The scammers announced a half-off sale on everything inside the gas station store, and reduced the price for a gallon of gas to $3.85.
Needless to say, cars quickly lined up around the block.
After taking in almost $50,000, the thieves took off, leaving behind a single bounced check.
The SuperAmerica's owner has since reopened the station, and hopes to recoup some of the losses by giving his customers a temporary 5-cent discount on a gallon of gas.