San Clemente (Reuters) - A local man, identified only as "BK", left his friend as a deposit at a gas station because he did not have enough cash to pay for his gas, authorities said Wednesday.
"He didn't have enough money to pay the bill, so his friend stayed behind as a human deposit while he went to withdraw cash," said Sheriff Bob, spokesman for the sheriff's office in the Southern California County of Orange. "Unfortunately, the man did not return."
Two hours after the driver left, the gas station called the police, who interrogated the stranded "deposit", before releasing him. Police are investigating the driver on suspicion of fraud.