Philly Gas Station Hires Guards Armed With AR-15s To Protect Store

  • A gas station owner in Philadelphia recently hired security guards armed with AR-15s or shotguns and decked out in Kevlar to protect his establishment from the city’s rampant crime.
  • Neil Patel, who runs a Karco gas station at Broad and Clearfield streets in North Philadelphia, said he recruited Pennsylvania S.I.T.E. state agents to protect his employees and customers after his store had been repeatedly ransacked, according to local Fox affiliate Fox 29.
  • “They are forcing us to hire the security, high-level security, state level,” Patel told the outlet. “We are tired of this nonsense; robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs.”
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