KNIGHTDALE, N.C. – Frustrations were high on Tuesday as people rushed to gas stations to top off their tanks amid fears of a fuel shortage caused by the shutdown of a major pipeline.
One man caught an intense altercation on camera at a Marathon gas station in Knightdale.
Police charged Alexus Orianna Harris, 25, with simple assault and Matthew James-stark Artero, 47, with simple assault and damage to property.
A man who wanted to be identified only as Rashaad said he was in line for gas when he saw a fight break out between a man and woman at one of the pumps.
He said he was waiting to get gas at the Marathon station around 2 p.m. when a woman in a white sedan tried to join the long line.
Rashaad said the woman ran her car into a gray Honda at one of the pumps.
He said that, after crashing into the man’s car, the woman got out and spit on the man while yelling.
The man then got out of the car and spit on the woman.
Rashaad said that’s when the fight began. The video he took captured the two pushings and pulling at each other for a while before police arrived.
The Raleigh Police Department and the Durham Police Department said they did not have any reports of fights at the pumps on Tuesday.