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Occupy Las Vegas helps local gas station stay open

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The Occupy Las Vegas group has come to the rescue of one business owner in financial trouble.

Katja Crosby owns the University Sinclar gas station on Flamingo and Maryland Parkway.

She says she and her husband started to fall behind on their bills after she suffered from a kidney infection.

Now her bank is insisting she pay back the more than $40,000 loan in full.

At first the Las Vegas Constable's office shut the business down until she paid the loan.

"They came with a judgement yesterday with six deputies took over my station the register, took all the money, took everything," Crosby told FOX5.

But now Occupy Las Vegas protestors have moved onto the property, hoping to convince the bank to work out a payment plan with Crosby.

That group has been protesting corporate greed and supporting small business rights around the city since October.

Crosby says once media arrived, the constables left, allowing her to continue to stay open.

"These wonderful people from Occupy Las Vegas have probably just saved my business by being here," said Crosby.

Fox5 tried to contact the Las Vegas Constable's office, but our calls were not returned.

Crosby's bank was not open Sunday for comment.

Meanwhile Crosby says she's grateful for the occupy support.

"I'm just one person, this is all I own, but at least there's other people out there that care," Crosby said through tears.

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