Man causes mayhem at Kenai gas station

A 39 year-old-man was arrested after destroying items at the Kenai Holiday gas station while drunk, according to an affidavit filed by Kenai Police.

On Dec. 21, 2012, Doyle Miller allegedly entered the gas station and attempted to pay for some items but did not have enough money. He stole cookies and left the store. Within minutes, the gas station clerk told police, Miller returned and ate two hot dogs.

The clerk advised Miller he needed to pay for the items. Then, Miller became angry and threw and broke items inside the gas station. He broke a credit card machine, a cash register, a radio and many display items on the counter, according to the affidavit.

Miller then fled the store. Kenai police caught up with Miller at the McDonald’s parking lot, a short distance from the gas station. Miller appeared “extremely intoxicated.” He allegedly told police there was an issue at the gas station but did not elaborate. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

The Kenai District Attorney’s office indicted Miller on charges of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree burglary, both class C felonies, according to a Dec. 28, 2012 indictment. Two misdemeanor charges, fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree theft, have since been added.

The gas station closed until the case register was replaced, according to the affidavit. 

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