Gas Station Drive Offs

News 4 told you a few weeks ago that because of the high gas prices, several stations have started making patrons pre-pay. The gas stations that haven't gone to pre-pay have seen an increase in drive-offs.

Store clerks say gas drive offs have always been a problem but they're getting worse.

One gas station manager said its gas drive-offs have increased from $100 to $400 a week.

Some station clerks are taking it upon themselves to track down the customers who don't pay.

They say they will follow the car until they get the tag number or until police come and make the drivers pay them.

Dothan police officials say there is a stiff penalty for gas drive-offs, including up to one-year suspension of your driving privileges.