A gas station in Longwood is reportedly selling bottled water for $22 a case, a sobering reminder to call Florida's price-gouging hotline
whenever you see this type of bamboozlement.
This morning, F0x 35's Jackie Orozco
tweeted a picture of a receipt allegedly showing a case of Zephyrhills water going for the outrageously bloated price of $22 from a Shell gas station at Ronald Reagan and Dog Track Road.
Stores who are caught breaking Florida's strict price-gouging law are subject to a fine of $1,000 per violation and up to $25,000 in damages for multiple violations within a 24-hour period.
Price-gouging, or dramatic price increases for essential items such as water, food and gas, is prohibited by Florida law in a state of emergency, which Gov. Rick Scott declared on Monday.
If you see ridiculously high prices like this, please report it by calling the hotline (866)-9-NO-SCAM or filing a complaint here
Hurray for capitalism.
There's still plenty of places to get water. Ten 10 Brewery will fill your containers for free
with clean water from their industrial water filtration system, which is probably way better than your tap. Also, Broken Cauldron is doing the same.