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Man sets gas station ablaze, fired down by cashier

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 in Local Issues

A man accused of setting the Fuel Zone off Chef Menteur Highway was arrested Tuesday morning after the cashier shot at him. Michael Collins allegedly walked into the Fuel Zone wearing a motorcycle helmet, lit a bottle with fluid and launched it into the store. He then repeated this action with a second bottle, and began to flee from the store. The cashier grabbed a gun and shot Collins in the leg. Collins entered the hospital on his own good condition. Police are expected to book him with aggravated arson and aggravated battery upon his release from the hospital.

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