Convienence Store Safety

By: Natalie Shepherd
By: Natalie Shepherd

Stephen Fear is a man with a mission. After his 21-year-old daughter, Jessica, was found stabbed to death at the Sunoco gas station off the Fowlerville interstate exit in September, he's decided to work to change Michigan's laws.
He's collecting signatures on a petition to take to lawmakers in Lansing, asking them to change laws for 24-hour convienence stores and gas stations. Fear would like it to be mandatory that two wmployees work the overnight shift, that the store have 24-hour working surviellance cameras, and added security such as bullet-proof glass. He says if these changes were made, fewer families would have to go through what he's going through.
So far he says he's collected several thousand signatures. He wants to collect 15,000 by Christmas so he can take his petition to Lansing. He says it will be one last Christmas present to his daughter.
Several area stores are posting the petition. Anyone interested can sign it at Angela's Party Store, Fast Track gas station in Stockbridge, Eagle Express in Hartland, Lighthouse Lounge in Stockbridge, and Tom's Market.
Jessica Fear's murder is still under investigation. Police has made no arrests and have not named any suspects. The surveillance cameras were not operational on the night Jessica was killed.


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