- South African social media users react after a Porsche driver left a filling station without paying R450 for fuel
- The owner of the Porsche vehicle said there was a misunderstanding between his son and the petrol attendant but has paid the R450 bill
- Following the so-called misunderstanding, a call to trace the Porsche was made to a local crime-fighting group and the comments on the page will leave one with mixed feelings
A driver of a black Porsche GT3 RS who allegedly left a filling station without paying for his fuel has since paid the R450 amount due to the service station.
According to social media reports, the driver of the luxury car filled his tank and just sped off without paying, but the owner of the filling station has set the record straight.
The owner of the Caltex garage in Bapsfontein, Ekurhuleni has confirmed to TimesLive that the motorist sent his son to fill fuel for under R450 worth on Wednesday after filling his car on Tuesday — a day before the fuel price increased.
Following that incident, a call was sent out to the Suburban Control Centre Facebook page requesting people to watch out for the sports car. Toinette Stone told TimesLive:
“The son said he thought he had paid and when the attendant left his car, he thought he was fetching a slip and he didn't need a slip, so that's why he left."
Taking a look at the comments on the social media application, the group’s followers were left divided on the driver’s actions.
@Setshedi Jabo said:
“I don't condone stealing but those cars have big tanks. They will cost you anything from R1.8 to R2k to fill it up, especially the Cayenne, and if you can't afford your own car, just use public transport - it will save you a lot.”
@Preleen Naiddo posed a question:
“Well, if a Porsche driver cannot afford to pay for petrol, how can the average person pay for it?”
@John Dauth advised the owner:
“Shame he should sell the Porsche and drive something more affordable like a VW lol or a Uno.”
@Suzie Gaspar believes the system at filling stations has to change:
“The petrol stations should be like here in Europe, you have to pay before you fill, the pump will automatically stop at the price you paid.”
@Lebogang Rakolitsoe said:
“I guess that’s how too fast the car is... missed few red traffic lights and speed points.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za a story on a controversial video shared by @pmcafrica which revealed how the driver of a luxury Mercedes-Benz drove off after filling up with petrol.
The unsavoury incident took place at a Sasol petrol station in Durban and Briefly.co.za gathered that the act understandably incensed those who viewed the footage.
Many found the deed despicable and couldn't understand why a seemingly wealthy man would burden the helpless petrol attendant.
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