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VIDEO: Price at the pump goes up, despite not pumping any gas

A woman is not holding the handle down on the gas pump, but the pump is charging her anyway. (Source: Facebook | KPLC) A woman is not holding the handle down on the gas pump, but the pump is charging her anyway. (Source: Facebook | KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (WVUE) -

It is an urban legend come true.

Video shot in November shows a motorist at a Louisiana gas station just holding the nozzle and not pulling on the handle, but the numbers on the pump are still turning like the motorist is filling up.

Commissioner Mike Strain with the state department of agriculture and forestry oversees Louisiana's gas pumps.

He said that while this does not happen often, technicians are routinely checking to make sure consumers get what they paid for.

"So we check octane, we check for what we call adulterants, or things that shouldn't be in there. Water or gum factor as well and we make sure that there is not diesel in the gasoline or vice-versa," Strain told Lake Charles television station KPLC.

If there is ever a problem with the pump you can call the number on the sticker or simply report it to your gas station's attendant.

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