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Karlee Zach of Riverton, Wyo., fills up her vehicle at Simonson's North in Dickinson on Tuesday. Gas drive-offs have become such an issue that some stations have instituted a prepay-only policy.

Police: Gas drive-offs common in Dickinson

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Before it instituted a prepay-only policy in June 2011, the employees of the Cenex station in Killdeer suffered enough gas drive-offs that they started to feel bad alerting the police to them.

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"(The customers) wouldn't necessarily do it with malicious intent, but just forget (to pay)," said manager Michael Maurer. "We have our camera systems track them down."

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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