Police pursuing gas pump crusher

SUWANEE - Sure, gas prices are astronomical. Enough to induce rage. But, as police remind drivers, the high prices don't mean you can bludgeon the pump.

Suwanee police ask for the public's help in identifying a driver who allegedly backed over a pump this week, igniting a geyser of flames and costing a business $30,000.

The incident happened in the wee hours of Thursday morning at an AM/PM filling station at 2890 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Police believe two individuals could be involved, a white man and woman in two different sport utility vehicles.

The dark-haired man, who drove a large black SUV, drove through the parking lot and struck a pump, triggering the sizable fire, said Suwanee police Lt. Dan Clark.

After striking the pump, the man sped out of the parking lot to Old Peachtree Road, Clark said. The front of his vehicle is likely damaged.

The blonde woman, who was apparently with the man, drove a white SUV. Police released surveillance photos of both individuals Friday.

Suwanee police urge anyone who recognizes either person to call the department at 770-945-8995 or e-mail Lt. Dan Clark at dclark@suwanee.com