By Scout Van Cise, opinion editor
On Sunday Sept. 18, an armed man in a black ski mask robbed a Kwik Fill in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The robbery took place at approximately 7 p.m. at Kwik Fill on Blooming Valley Road by the Crawford County Fairgrounds. Saegertown junior Dominic Steiger was at the scene of the crime and held at gunpoint.
Steiger had gone to the convenience store to get a gallon of milk for his family. “I had just grabbed the milk, and when I turned around, there was a shotgun to my chest,” Steiger said.
The next thing he knew, he was being told to get on the ground. The robber, described by Steiger as a white man with a high pitched voice possibly in his late 20s, proceeded to take the money from the money safe and the cash register of the store. He then left in a gray van with no windows or license plate. Dominic then called the police and remained at Kwik Fill until nearly 11 p.m. being questioned. Although the situation was frightening, Steiger optimistically said, “At least I got two free gallons of milk, two free gatorades, and everyone is still alive.”
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School