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Danielm2168 (Danielm2168)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man got gas, A pin failed, A gun was pulled
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gas: human "I-just-ate-fifty-cans-of-baked-beans" gas? Chlorine gas? Is the pin from a grenade? Is this in wartime? WWI?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First off, welcome to the forum!

Gas: human "I-just-ate-fifty-cans-of-baked-beans" gas? Chlorine gas? Is the pin from a grenade? Is this in wartime? WWI?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And sorry for the double post.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gas: human yes "I-just-ate-fifty-cans-of-baked-beans" gas? Chlorine gas? Is the pin from a grenade? Is this in wartime? WWI? no to rest
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gun pulled because of the gas? By the one who had gas?

Was the gun a typical firearm-gun? A squirt gun? BB gun? Laser tag gun? Paintball gun?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry I misread that... there are humans involved but the gas is not from humans.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gun pulled because of the gas? yes By the one who had gas? FA

Was the gun a typical firearm-gun? yes A squirt gun? BB gun? Laser tag gun? Paintball gun?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 4:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the gun fired? Did only one person have gas? More than one? Nobody?
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Was the gun fired? no, thank goodness Did only one person have gas? FA More than one? Nobody?

sorry, I misread a earlier post, the gas doesn't come from the human body
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All right then...

Gas: gasoline? Gas as in not-liquid-or-solid?

Random guess: did a car backfire? And someone thought it was a gunshot? And pulled their gun?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gas: gasoline? yes Gas as in not-liquid-or-solid?

Random guess: did a car backfire? And someone thought it was a gunshot? And pulled their gun? no to all, but a gun was pulled
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So "a man got gas": he bought gas at a gas station? Or did he fill it from a gas can? Did someone try to rob the gas station?
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Did the pin fail because the man got gas? Is your puzzle statement chronological? Was the gun pulled because the pin failed? Was the pin part of the gun? Did someone try to fire the gun, but the firing pin failed? any other guns relevant? Was the gas being stolen?
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PIN = personal identification number?

The guy was paying for fuel, his card was declined, so someone pulled a gun on him?
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Balin

So "a man got gas": he bought gas at a gas station? yes Or did he fill it from a gas can? no Did someone try to rob the gas station? no

Galfisk

Did the pin fail because the man got gas? no, but otrt Is your puzzle statement chronological? yes Was the gun pulled because the pin failed? yes Was the pin part of the gun? no Did someone try to fire the gun, but the firing pin failed? no any other guns relevant? no Was the gas being stolen? no

woodworm

PIN = personal identification number? no

The guy was paying for fuel, his card was declined, so someone pulled a gun on him? no
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Is the pin a physical object? Did it break? Did a person pull the gun? A different person then the one getting gas? Did the gun-puller think something bad was happening? Something worse than the pin failing? Did the pin make a sound like a gunshot? Is the person with the gun a cop? Is the person HAM? Is the gun a real firearm? Is it legal? Is it pulled with the intention of: defense? Threatening someone? Shooting?
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Was the pin holding up his trousers?
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galfisk

Is the pin a physical object? yes Did it break? yes Did a person pull the gun? yes A different person then the one getting gas? no Did the gun-puller think something bad was happening? no, but explore Something worse than the pin failing? no Did the pin make a sound like a gunshot? no Is the person with the gun a cop? no Is the person HAM? yes, yes yes Is the gun a real firearm? yes Is it legal? irr Is it pulled with the intention of: defense? Threatening someone? yes Shooting? yes

woodworm

Was the pin holding up his trousers? no
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galfisk

Is the pin a physical object? yes Did it break? yes Did a person pull the gun? yes A different person then the one getting gas? no Did the gun-puller think something bad was happening? no, but explore Something worse than the pin failing? no Did the pin make a sound like a gunshot? no Is the person with the gun a cop? no Is the person HAM? yes, yes yes Is the gun a real firearm? yes Is it legal? irr Is it pulled with the intention of: defense? Threatening someone? yes Shooting? yes

woodworm

Was the pin holding up his trousers? no
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry for the double post
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Is the man intending to shoot someone? Something? Is the pin part of the gas pump? His car?
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Is the man intending to shoot someone? yes Something? no Is the pin part of the gas pump? yes! His car? no
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Did the pin malfunction cause the gas to not shut off? To not start flowing? To raise the price? Did the man want to shoot the gas station owner?
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Did the pin malfunction cause the gas to not shut off? yes To not start flowing? no To raise the price? no Did the man want to shoot the gas station owner? yes

put it all together and you got it
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So the man bought gas, but a pin that was part of the gas pump failed, preventing the gas pump from shutting off, possibly causing his tank to overflow. In anger, the man pulled his gun and went to shoot the gas station owner, but didn't for reasons unknown.

This good?
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******spoiler********
a man, the customer, was filling up his car when the safety overflow pin failed. This caused gas to spill out of his tank and onto his car and him. Angry the customer went inside the store pulled a gun and threaten to shoot the owner unless he paid for a car wash and dry cleaning.


That's it. This actually happened to me over the weekend at a gas station I work at. I was at the register. My boss did give him a car wash and offer to pay for dry cleaning, then we wrote down the tag number and called the police when he left.

Thanks for being understanding with my first puzzle and playing along. I will do more in the future

thanks again
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Wow - that must have been scary. Smart move writing down the tag number.

And great puzzle!
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It takes a certain kind of laziness to leave the nozzle in the car unwatched and just wait for the auto shut off to kick in. But to then threaten the owner's life over the malfunction of a machine he probably didn't even know how to repair--that takes an attitude!

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