A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 31, 2021
“I was robbed at the gas station today!” (high gas prices joke)

An “I was robbed at the gas station” joke about high gas prices was popular in 2012, and then again in 2021.

“Me:I was robbed at the gas station police: did you see who did it? me:yes it was pump number 6 #gasprices REPOST lol” was posted on Twitter by Champagne on March 26, 2012.

“I was robbed at the gas station today! I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it. I said yes, pump #6” was posted on Twitter by Nurse Lioness on October 28, 2021. “I was robbed at the gas station today! I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it? I said yes, pump #6” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 29, 2021.


Twitter
Champagne
@Champagnelately
Me:I was robbed at the gas station police: did you see who did it? me:yes it was pump number 6 #gasprices REPOST lol
10:21 AM · Mar 26, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
CoChole
@BlesdnHglyFavrd
I called the police and told em I was robbed at the gas station. They asked if I seen who did it… I said “yes pump 6” lol
1:05 PM · Mar 27, 2012·twicca

Twitter
Mary Politi-Daddabbo
@lips1519
I was robbed at the gas station earlier. When the police asked if I knew who did it, I said YES, Pump #6 !
12:38 PM · Mar 28, 2012·TweetCaster for iOS

Twitter
BunnyKrusher🕹
@BunnyKrusher
I was robbed at the gas station today, cops asked me if I knew who it was and I replied “it was pump #5!”
6:46 PM · Apr 2, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
imcollinthepolice
@collindorroh
I was robbed at the gas station today. When the cops arrived they said, “Who robbed you?” And I responded, “ Pump 8.”
1:29 PM · Apr 15, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tanner Hillman
@tillman_13
Today i was robbed at the gas station, called the cops and they asked if i knew who it was and i said “Yes, pump number 4!”
9:39 AM · Aug 2, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
An Oldie but a Goodie
@am_ok_for_now21
Saw this one and thought it funny...and yet, sad.  I called police because I was robbed at the gas station this morning. They asked if I knew the robber. Yes, I said. Pump #4.
1:42 PM · Mar 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nurse Lioness
@CardioFixer
I was robbed at the gas station today! I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it. I said yes, pump #6
3:15 PM · Oct 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
ProudArmyBrat
@leslibless
I was robbed at the gas station today! Pump # 4 did it!!
7:19 PM · Oct 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/trigger00006 October 29, 2021
I was robbed at the gas station today!
I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it? I said yes, pump #6.

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
I was robbed at the gas station today!
I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it?
I said yes, pump #6.
1:25 PM · Oct 30, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Nickatier_Carbs October 31, 2021
I was robbed at the gas station today!
I called the police and they asked if I knew who did it?
I said yes, Pump #6

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Sunday, October 31, 2021 • Permalink