The driver of an earlier gas drive-off has contacted police and resolved the misunderstanding.
A report from the Barrie police early Wednesday about a driver who filled up at a gas station and drove off without paying is now being called a case of forgetfulness.
Barrie police communications co-ordinator Peter Leon told BarrieToday the issue has been completely resolved, including the fact that the earlier report was that there was no plate on the back of the vehicle.
“As soon as the driver was made aware of the issue, she called immediately to resolve it,” said Leon.
“The circumstances with having no plate on the back of the vehicle created a stir, but that too ended up being a situation where the driver didn’t realize the plate wasn’t there,” he added. “We do know that can happen whether it’s that the plate screws came loose or maybe a theft, but thankfully the whole thing is resolved and we thank the public for their awareness.”
Barrie police are hoping the public can help track down a woman who failed to pay for her gas Monday night.
City police say the woman was driving an unplated white Lexus SUV.
The incident happened at 11:32 p.m., July 15, at a gas station on Dunlop Street West.
Anyone with information can call Const. Cosmo Manna at 705-725-7025, ext, 2550.