NEW JERSEY (OCN) — A New Jersey gas station is in the hot seat this week. A few months ago, Pierre Brown, 24, and his girlfriend, Kristine Simpson, 19, needed some condoms before their trip to a hourly rate hotel in New York so they stopped by the mini mart at a local Hess Gas Station while they filled up for their trip.
With the cost of gas, tolls, and the hotel room, the couple was short on funds to obtain condoms for their romantic excursion but since they were getting gas, the cashier in the mini mart decided to open up a pack of condoms so that they could purchase just the amount they need at a cheaper price.
This would prove to be a costly error later as Ms. Simpson is now a few weeks pregnant and the couple and their attorney has filed a suit saying that the local Hess Gas Station is as fault as their client was not able to use the condom properly without the instructions that are still with the box.
There are two ways this could have been prevented. First, New York City has a condom program where the couple could have gone to aquire male or female condoms from locations across the city. Secondly, business needs to stop the illegal practice of opening packages that are not meant for “retail or OEM sale” in order to prevent such incidents.