Smashed gas pump brings arrest, big bill

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Temple police have tracked down a 31-year-old man they believe was responsible for smashing a gas pump at a Temple convenience store.

The actual incident took place back on April 4 at a store in the 3800 block of South 31st Street in Temple.

The store manager called police to say she was cleaning the fuel pumps when she heard a banging noise and saw a man smashing another pump using the nozzle on the end of the hose.

When she shouted to the man, he jumped into a pickup she thought was a Toyota Tundra and took off going north on 31st.

She told police the man she saw was a white male about six feet tall, about 200 pounds with dirty blonde hair.

Police were able to obtain the license number of the truck and traced the registration to Adam James Edmond Demirs of Temple.

Detectives determined that he matched the description given by the store clerk with detectives gathering further information and obtaining an arrest warrant for Demirs.

He was arrested Monday and booked into the Bell County Jail.

The estimated cost to replace the gas pump was $25,000.

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