BERLIN (Reuters) – A German woman left her friend as a deposit at a gas station because she did not have enough cash to pay for her petrol, police said Wednesday.
“She didn’t have enough money to pay the bill, so her friend stayed behind as a human deposit while she went to withdraw cash,” said a spokesman for police in the southern town of Muenchberg. “Unfortunately, the woman did not return.”
Two hours after the 20-year-old driver left, the gas station called the police, who interrogated the stranded “deposit” before releasing her. Police are investigating the driver on suspicion of fraud.