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Cops: Man Falls Asleep While Siphoning Gas

Tue Sep 27, 5:09 PM ET



MUNCIE, Ind. - A man fell asleep while siphoning gasoline into a 55-gallon tank that had been installed in the back of a van, police said. The manager of the Swifty station on the city's south side noticed the white van parked on its lot when he arrived Tuesday morning and called police.

Inside the van, officers reported finding a man asleep next to a 55-gallon tank and a battery-operated pump. A hose from the pump led to the gas station's underground tank.

"That's a lot of gas," Police Chief Joe Winkle said. "I'm sure he felt like this would be a pretty good heist for himself."

Firefighters were called to disconnect the hose, and the man was arrested on charges of theft and possession of a firearm without a permit, Winkle said. He was being held in the Delaware County Jail.

Winkle said investigators were working to confirm the man's identity.

With regular unleaded at the station selling for $2.67, the tank would have held nearly $150 worth of fuel.


Cut the crap!!! :shock:
 

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He did't even go for the good stuff??? Job security
 

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ATTLEBORO -- Local officials will be taking a closer look at fueling practices at city gasoline stations follow ing an incident last week in which a man attempted to fill six, 55-gallon drums at the pump.

Police and fire officials stopped the man who had filled five of the barrels Thursday at the Cumberland Farms store at Briggs Corner prior to Hurricane Rita's landfall last weekend and an anticipated spike in gasoline prices.
The station was ordered to halt self-service fuel sales prior to a meeting between company representatives and state and local fire officials.


More dumb people
 

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He fell asleep??? What a MORON! [-X Nuff said...
 
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