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Cottage Grove police brief: Road-trip acquaintances take off while woman pays for gas

A Stevens Point, Wis., woman was abandoned by road-trip acquaintances as she paid for gas in their vehicle.

The woman called police shortly before noon July 11 from the SuperAmerica at 7162 East Point Douglas Road. She was riding with acquaintances and they stopped for gas. While the woman was inside the store paying for gas, the others drove away with all of her belongings still in the vehicle, including clothing, luggage and her wallet.

Police gave her a ride to St. Paul, where she was going to be picked up by a friend.

-Scott Wente