Cops: Vista Gas Station Worker Threatened With Stun Gun

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A Vista gas station attendant told police that two men threatened him with a stun gun.
A Vista gas station attendant told police that two men threatened him with a stun gun. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A gas station attendant in Vista told Lewisboro police that two men threatened him with a stun gun last week, but he declined to press charges.

Lewisboro police were dispatched to the Getty station on Smithridge Road at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, on a report of a menacing call. The attendant told officers that two white males entered the station. One had a stun gun, which he activated, causing it to spark, the attendant told police. The suspect held it in front of the attendant's face for five to 10 seconds while it was activated, police said.

He asked the suspect with the stun gun to get it away from his face or “I’m going to slap you,” police said. The second suspect replied, “No you won’t. He’s my bro – I’ll kill you,” the attendant told police. 

After he asked the suspects to leave several times, they finally did,, police said. Once outside, the victim told police that one of the suspects pointed his hand and fingers at him to mimic a shooting motion.

The victim said the two males left in a flatbed truck and headed toward New Canaan. Both seemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he said. The attendant declined to press charges.

The following items were also reported by the Lewisboro police:

• A motorist was observed making an illegal left turn from Route 35 onto Ridgefield Avenue in South Salem by officers performing selective law enforcement duties on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Lewisboro police said. Upon interviewing the driver, police say they discovered his license was suspended in New York and Connecticut because of failure to pay fines accrued in Long Island. The vehicle was impounded.

• A vehicle was spotted traveling 50 mph in a 25 mph zone on Route 121 in front of John Jay High School on Jan. 30 by officers performing selective law enforcement duties, police said. Upon interviewing the driver, police say they discovered the vehicle’s registration had expired seven months ago. They also discovered that the driver’s license had been suspended for failure to pay fines in Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County. The vehicle was impounded.

• Police said they observed a black BMW with Vermont plates that had illegally tinted windows on Old Post Road in Cross River on Friday, Jan. 31. The vehicle was stopped in Orchard Square shopping center. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed the strong odor of burning marijuana, police said. The driver was placed in the back of the patrol car, police said. A check showed that his driver’s license was suspended, and he was issued a summons. A search of the vehicle yielded no marijuana. A licensed driver picked up the vehicle.

• A two-car collision occurred on Route 35 near Gossett Brothers Nursery on Friday at about 2:30 p.m. between a 2011 Buick and 2010 Honda. The driver of the Honda said he was behind a school bus when its flashing red lights came on and he stopped. He was then rear-ended by the Buick. The driver of the Buick said she could not stop in time. Both parties refused medical attention. The Buick was towed.

• Police were called Saturday to a Lakeshore Drive residence on a report of someone shining a laser pointer into the home. The tenant said someone was pointing a green-colored laser into the residence from a car outside. Police canvassed the area but couldn’t find anything.

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