New York, NY – A man convicted of threatening a motorist with a handgun while cutting in line at a gas station during the fuel shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.Join our WhatsApp group
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Sean Bailey was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in June of criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.
Prosecutors say the victim was waiting in line at a Queens gas station in November 2012 when a car in which Bailey was a passenger cut in front of him. When the victim protested, prosecutors say Bailey exited the vehicle and displayed a handgun and threatened him. The 38-year-old Bailey was arrested after the victim called 911.
In the days after the storm, gas shortages created hourslong lines at gas stations.