Orange County jail escape has S. Californians on edge

"I'm scared because these people are dangerous, and they may grab you or try to take your car," said a woman in the city of Westminster who would only identify herself as Carmen. "You just don't know what they are going to do."

About 10 miles east, Santa Ana gas station employee Mike Murched waited nervously for news about the fugitives, who escaped 3 miles from his store. He's heard customers talk about their fears since the inmates broke out Friday.

"They tell me it's scary," he said. "They tell me, 'We don't feel safe.'"

Last month, Murched was robbed at gunpoint, prompting him to close the doors at 9 p.m. instead of midnight. Now, he's worried about violence from th