Man has car stolen by armed car thief while stopped at Madison gas station


MADISON, WI – A man who stopped his car at a Madison gas station learned the hard way to not leave your keys in your car when you’re in a store, especially in Madison.

Police reported a Minnesota man, on his way back home Tuesday afternoon, pulled over at the Mobil gas station, 3859 E. Washington Ave. The pit stop ended up costing him his car, at least for a couple of hours. The Eden Prairie resident was outside of his 2014 Audi A4, throwing a few things in a trash can, when he saw a stranger get in the Audi, which was running and unlocked.

The robber had a hand in a pocket and announced told the man, “Do you want to get shot?!”

The victim thought to himself, “My life is worth more than my car.”

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And with that, he watched it speed out of the lot. Later, Wisconsin State Patrol troopers contacted the MPD saying the Minnesota man’s car had been found, unoccupied, in the Wisconsin Dells, which the victim would have likely passed by this time, had he not had his car stolen.

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