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ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) – A St. Clair Shores gas station owner was so upset by the road work affecting his business that he took matters into his own hands…and now he’s facing jail time.

Marvin Sharrak owns Marvin’s Mini Market at 11 Mile and Little Mack. He says the road construction blocking an entrance to his business is killing his income. He tells WWJ that barrels line the area around his gas station, so he went out to move the barrels blocking the entrance. That’s when a construction worker noticed what he was doing, resulting in a dispute that landed Sharrak in jail. He’s now facing charges of disturbing the peace.

Sharrak says he has lost so much money due to road work that he’s now losing his home. “I was literally working 18,19 hours a day. Customers were like are you seriously still here. That’s what I’ve been doing just to survive because I can’t even afford to pay somebody to help,” he says.

Roy Rose of the road engineering company Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick accuses Sharrak of overreacting.  Rose says one entrance is open at Sharrak’s business and another entrance will be open next week.

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