Police: Drive off gas customer kills store owner
April 7, 2009
MOSSYROCK, Wash. – A Lakewood man is accused of running over a convenience store owner twice and killing her as she was trying to stop him from leaving without paying...
Investigators say 41-year-old John David Joel Angeline pumped about $34 of fuel into his pickup truck, and then got back inside the truck without paying.
The owner, 53-year-old Haeng Soon Yang, walked out, confronted Angeline and told him not to leave. Deputies say she even stepped in front of the truck and waved her arms, telling Angeline not to go.
“My sister said ‘Give me money,’” said Yang’s sister, Insun Kim.
Deputies say Angeline accelerated quickly, hitting Yang and knocking her down. He allegedly drove over the top of her legs, put the truck in reverse and drove over back over her, causing her to tumble under the vehicle.
Angeline then allegedly went forward again, dragging Yang to the exit of the parking lot. He then drove off, but stopped about a block away.
Yang, a married mother of two, died at the scene...