“Ryan had seen all kinds of weird customers at his new job as a cashier at a gas station. However, he would never forget about that one woman. He’d noticed her standing outside, and he thought she was acting a bit odd. But before he knew it, she left. He couldn’t let it go, so he checked the security cameras to see what she’d been doing. Then he immediately called the cops. This was a serious situation, and he needed to get the police involved.
That woman had been standing outside for a while when suddenly that man started screaming at her, and they drove off. Ryan couldn’t help but wonder what had happened, and he checked the security footage. When the cops arrived at the gas station, they knew it was a dangerous situation. They couldn’t afford to make any mistakes; it was a matter of life and death. They needed to find that woman in tahare, but maybe it was already too late.
Ryan had never expected something like this to happen at his work, and he was shocked. In hindsight, he wished he’d done things differently, but that was always easy to say after something had happened. But what was that woman doing? What did Ryan see on the camera footage, and why did they call the cops?
Ryan was saving up to buy a car, so he found a summer job to earn some extra money. He worked as a cashier at a gas station in his neighborhood. He worked long hours but didn’t mind. Some days were more interesting than others, but no day was boring, especially not the day he saw that woman.
He’d always been a shy guy, but working at the station really helped him come out of his shell. He got used to speaking to strangers on a daily basis, and he felt less awkward about it all. And thanks to that one day, he learned to take action during emergency situations as well.
Some of the customers came back frequently, and he saw them almost every shift. Naturally, he started to recognize them, and they often made small talk about the weather, sports, and current events in their town.
But of course, not all his customers were equally friendly. Sometimes he had to serve some really weird people as well. For example, during his night shifts, a lot of sketchy guys wearing hoodies and caps would come in. He couldn’t really see their faces, and as opposed to the rest, they mostly paid in cash. No matter how high the bill was, Ryan did feel a little nervous whenever he saw one of those guys driving up in the parking lot. But luckily, they looked scarier than they actually were.
More than once, he had expected they would try to rob him, but nothing like that ever happened. During the whole summer, he’d only needed to call the police twice. The first time was when a woman had filled up her car plus a couple of jerry cans, and she just drove away without paying.
At first, Ryan ran after her, but of course, he could never keep up with her. So he called the police to help him catch this woman. By the time the police arrived, she’d already gone, but luckily there were security cameras all over the station, and the police could easily track her down with the license plate.
The second time he called the police, it was also about a woman, but that was an entirely different story. It had been a particularly chaotic day in the middle of the summer. Ryan had been running around all day and was really busy. Only two hours after his shift had started, he was already looking forward to going home. But the day was going to be long and full of surprises.
Many of his regular customers came in that day, so that was pretty fun even though it was busy. He always made time for a short “How are you doing today?” He liked making the customers feel welcome because that meant they would come back more often. However, he also served some people he’d never seen before. There’d been an old grandma who just bought her first motorcycle, a little girl who came by for a chocolate bar, a man who’d walked in for directions (he was a tourist and was lost), and of course, that one woman.
He still had mixed feelings about that day. He kind of wished he’d been more careful and done things differently. But at the same time, he was proud of himself and how he’d handled the situation. It was a day he thought back to quite often. He’d been really busy, and people were constantly walking in and out of the shop. The line of customers waiting to pay never seemed to end, and Ryan didn’t pay much attention to the cars out front. In hindsight, he wished he had, but at the time, of course, he had no idea what would happen. He just focused on the customers in line and waited for the day to pass.
He’d been halfway through his shift when he noticed something strange. But at first, he thought he was just imagining things. He was probably just tired and his brain was playing tricks on him. Now knowing that his suspicions were completely right, he wished that he trusted his gut and hadn’t tried to convince himself he was just picturing things. But of course, hindsight is 20/20, and he knew that he had done the best he could at the time.
You see, this strange thing he’d noticed was a woman in front of the gas station. She was standing next to one of the pumps, waiting for her car to fill up, or so he assumed. But there was something odd about her.
She seemed very stiff and awkward and kept her head down, as if she was making sure nobody was watching. But Ryan wasn’t the only one who’d seen her. One of the men who was standing in line inside suddenly screamed, ‘Get back in that car right now!’ He yelled at her, even though she obviously couldn’t hear him because he was inside and ran to her. Everyone else just stood in awkward silence, not knowing what to do about the situation.
When Ryan looked outside just a second later, the car was already on its way out. Neither the man nor the woman were to be seen at the station, and he assumed they just left. However, Ryan had a weird feeling about it and couldn’t let it go. What had the woman been doing out there? He decided to check the security footage. Maybe there he’d find an answer to what had happened.
Had they stolen something? He went to the back office and checked the cameras. It took him a while to find the footage he was looking for, but when he finally saw it, he turned pale. He couldn’t believe what he was looking at. Was that what he thought? He needed to be sure, so he replayed it a couple of times just to get a better look. And when he zoomed in, there was no doubt about it. He needed to call the police right away. This was serious.
Luckily, the cops arrived soon enough. At first, they thought Ryan was probably overreacting a bit and had completely misinterpreted the situation. But once they saw the camera footage with their own eyes, their faces turned serious. They realized this was a more dangerous situation than they thought, and every move was critical.
The cops grabbed their walkie-talkies, said something about police codes that Ryan didn’t understand, and called for backup. They thanked Ryan for calling them right away and told him they’d handle the situation. They might need to bring him in for questioning later since he might be a useful witness, but Ryan understood that for now, there was nothing else he could do for them.
The cops had done a check on the license plate that belonged to the car in question, and they found some useful information. They found that the owner was a man named Max Thompson, and they also had his home address.
They quickly divided the tasks in their team and got to work. The two cops who had come to the gas station quickly drove over to his house, while the rest of their team tried to track down the car using public security cameras. They turned on their sirens and quickly made it to the house, but when they got there, they were disappointed. The driveway was empty. Max probably expected them to come here first.
While the team at the police station tracked down his current location, the duo at the house decided to take a look inside. They knocked on the door, but of course, nobody opened it. So they peeked through the window, and what they saw was pure chaos. The house was a mess. There was broken glass everywhere. Furniture had been thrown around, and everything seemed out of place. It was obvious a fight had taken place, and it had to be a big one. But where was Max and that woman?
It turns out that woman was Max’s wife, and he’d kidnapped her. She wanted to leave him, but he didn’t want to let that happen. At the gas station, she’d signaled for help to the security camera while he went inside to buy a sandwich.
And when he saw she was trying to escape, he exploded. Luckily, Ryan had alerted the police in time, and they found Max and his wife a few miles away. Max was arrested, and his wife was finally able to divorce him. She was finally free and enjoyed her life to the fullest. After a couple of years, she found a new partner and became a loving and caring stepmom. Overjoyed to finally have her own happy family.”