After what shaped up to be the best weekend for racing in Victoria, myself and 15 other riders waited patiently at the BP service Station in Cowes to top up with some much needed juioce for the trip back to Melbourne. The service station, having just had its tanks topped up, opened the closed pumps. Carefully, I put the fuller nozzle into my tank and squeezed the trigger. Nothing but compressed air come out. I tried again. Again nothing. I called the attendant over, who advised me to hang up the pump, come inside and pay the $$ that had appeared on the pumps display. WHAT.??!!! Pay for air..!!!?? After protesting at having to pay for nothing, the attendant advised he was calling the police and having me charged with theft. 3 minutes later 2 police cars and a transport wagon arrived. Statements were taken by up to 5 witnesses, who saw that there was nothing coming out of the pump. Ironically, the daughter of the sites owner (who owns the land, buildings etc) unknowingly to me, paid for the air, and encouraged the attendants to "drop it"... Narrowly avoiding a charge of theft (for nothing but air). I had a friend wheel my bike to another pump, top it off and pay - as I was not allowed back on the premises. Moral(s) of the story - never be the first person to use a petrol pump. Keep an eye on the end of the filler nozzle as you never know if there's actually anything coming out of it. Always be polite to a police officer.