NYC man accused of pulling gun in gas line

NYC man accused of pulling gun in gas line

Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

MANALAPAN, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: People wait for hours with gas canisters at a Gulf gas station on November 1, 2012 in Manalapan, New Jersey. With power out in many parts of the state and so few stations open in certain areas, gas is in heavy demand for both vehicles and generators. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to affect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 2 at 10:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy is starting to get nasty.

New York City authorities say a motorist was arrested after he tried to cut in line at a gas station in Queens early Thursday and pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 35-year-old Sean Bailey, of Queens, was arrested on charges of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. It wasn't clear whether he had a lawyer.

Damage from the storm has forced many gas stations to close and has disrupted fuel deliveries, causing long lines at the gas stations that remained open.

If convicted, Bailey could face up to 15 years in prison.

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