Gas Land No. 2

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Gas Land No. 2 is a Marathon gas station and convenience store located at 1800 Bessemer Road at Avenue Q in Birmingham's Central Park neighborhood. The business is owned by Yosef Alsabah.

On March 14, 2017 the gas station was the scene of Brittany Diggs' escape from the trunk of her Nissan Altima hours after she was abducted by an unknown assailant outside her Avondale apartment and taken to a string of ATMs. After she ran inside, she used Alsabah's phone to call friends and the police.

On June 18, 2018 DeNorris Barnes was shot to death while changing a tire at the station.

References

  • Robinson, Carol (March 20, 2017) "Alabama kidnapping victim who made dramatic car trunk escape speaks out." The Birmingham News