ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
September 19, 2012 – Globe and Mail
Ontario’s Labour Ministry has launched two investigations after a Toronto Shell station employee was killed trying to stop a driver from absconding without paying.
Shell is doing an internal investigation of its own.
Photo by Tim Fraser
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY, TIM APPLEBY, KIM MACKRAEL
Sept. 18, 2012 – Globe and Mail
As the pale SUV careered out of the gas station on Saturday night, Jayesh Prajapati went dashing after it.
The attendant ran out of the northwest Toronto station’s convenience store and almost into the path of the vehicle, trying to stop a driver making a run for it without paying for gas. From Ann Lapenna’s sixth-floor balcony, it looked like Mr. Prajapati grabbed the tailgate as the car sped up and screeched off.
But it was clear within moments that he couldn’t get loose. The speeding SUV dragged the man along the pavement for more than half a block. It took the bump from a pair of defunct streetcar tracks to knock him free.