David Causey, a deputy with the Lake County, Florida Sheriff's Office thought he was about to die.
It was a Sunday night, and he was gassing up his patrol SUV. He admits he was not paying as much attention to his surroundings as he should. He got a weird feeling and turned around to find a lone man standing a few feet behind the SUV.
Causey thought to himself, "Uh oh, what is this? Is this about to be a set up? I started scanning around, looking around for who else might be lookin' (and I was) thinkin' is this a threat? What's goin' on?"
But it wasn't a threat. As a matter of fact, it was quite the opposite and quite amazing. The deputy's Facebook posting about the incident has been shared among law enforcement across the nation. It turns out the gentleman was acting as a gas pump guardian, keeping a watch as the deputy was fueling up his vehicle.