Hurrcane Sandy-related gas-line violence boiled over when Suffolk County police said a teenager pulled a knife on a gas station employee in East Setauket on Monday morning
Police said Jared Giacolone drove his Subaru to the BP gas station on Route 25A, where he got into a fight with an employee who told the 17-year-old Stony Brook man that the station was out of high-octane gasoline at 8:30 a.m.
“When the employee told Giacolone to leave, Giacolone pulled out a folding knife and threatened the employee,” police said in a news release.
Giacolone was arrested and charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned at a later date.
A New York City man was charged last week with pulling a gun on a gas line and police have been called to various stations to keep the peace as tensions grow amid the week-long gas crisis.