DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The owner of a well-known Dallas gas station learns the hard way about the new Dallas Police Department policy on shoplifting.

Fuel City owner John Brenda found out the department’s new policy is to not respond to calls of shoplifting for an amount less than $50.

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He says an RV full of people decided to steal beer from the popular gas station and taco stand Thursday morning.

A sheriff’s deputy that frequents the spot intervened and called the police, but because the suspects didn’t steal more than $50 worth Benda will now have to file a shoplifting complaint with the DA’s office.

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Benda says he understands that the department is trying to direct more attention to more serious crimes, but is still frustrated with the theft.

KRLD’s Matt Thomas Reports:

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