Gas station owner remembered
Dusty Plunkett  /  The Times-Journal
A memorial is displayed Monday at the Fort Payne, Ala., Texaco station at exit 222 on Interstate 59, honoring Husain Caddi, the gas station owner that was struck and killed Friday when he attempted to stop a driver from leaving his fuel pump without paying for $52 in gasoline.
updated 8/25/2005 6:18:11 PM ET 2005-08-25T22:18:11

An Alabama man faces theft and manslaughter charges in the death of a gas station owner during a drive-off.

Police say Alvin Dwight Benefield tried to get away with not paying for $52 worth of gas he pumped into his SUV. Authorities say the owner tried to stop the driver by grabbing onto the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but was run over and killed.

The incident occurred last Friday in the rural Alabama town of Fort Payne.

The victim's son is preparing to bury his father in his native Indonesia. A published report says the man moved to Fort Payne from Philadelphia a few months ago because the people were friendly and the town had a natural beauty.

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