Monday, April 24, 2006

"People Pawning to Pay for Gas"

What the hell?

Gas bills are getting so high that some people are looking for quick money to fill the gaps, News 4 WOAI learned. Customers are looking for more loans and selling items to pay their fuel bills, workers at pawn shops said.

The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline cost was about $2.80 in San Antonio Monday, according to AAA. People are selling what they can for cash.

“I pawned a paint sprayer just to be able to get some gas,” customer Robert Preas said.

If they're that desperate for gas money, shouldn't they be taking the bus instead? How long do they expect that pawn money to last?

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