Cops: Gas station clerk gropes customer

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A male employee of a Troy gas station is facing a criminal charge after allegedly groping a customer who had asked for help, police said.

It was 8:45 p.m. on May 4, when a woman customer tried to buy gas at the Mobil Gas Station at 25 E. 14 Mile, just east of John R.

The woman told Troy police that she was pumping gas and had a problem with the machine’s credit card reader. She waved over the employee, who police identify as Abdelnasser Mohammed, 25, from Detroit.

Rather than help the woman, police say Mohammed “touched the victim’s groin area” and tried to arrange a quid pro quo in which he would help the woman and she would do a sexual favor for him.

The woman called 911 and Troy police made the arrest. The next day, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office charged Mohammed, who was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was given a $10,000 cash-or-surety, 10 percent bond, police say.

jdickson@detroitnews.com