The station owner, however, says that is not his policy.
Police say Jayesh Prajapati, a 44-year-old father, died after being struck by a vehicle after a “gas and dash” incident Saturday at a Shell station on Marlee and Roselawn Aves.
Max Edwin Tutiven, 39, is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with the incident.
Station owner-manager Maz Alibhai said on Tuesday his employees don’t have to pay for the cost of stolen gas. He said he takes care of those costs.
Employees are asked to try to write down the licence plate number of the fleeing vehicle, call police and file a report about what happened, but have clear instructions never to run after a fleeing vehicle, Alibhai added.
The OFL set up a hotline on Tuesday for people to anonymously report instances of gas station employees being asked to pay for costs of stolen fuel.
OFL Launches Hotline to Report Gas Company Theft of Worker Wages in Wake of Gas-and-Dash Tragedy | The Ontario Federation of Labour