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The soaring price of crude oil has turned gas tanks into a cache of valuable booty, and Fortin has replaced several tanks punctured or drilled by thieves thirsting for the nearly $4-a-gallon fuel inside.
"That's the new fad," said the co-owner of Dearborn Auto Tech in Detroit. "I'd never seen it before gas got up this high."
While gas station drive-offs and siphoning are far more common methods of stealing gas, reports of tank and line puncturing are starting to trickle into police departments and repair shops across the country.
Originally posted by djvexd
If someone WANTS what you have there is very LITTLE you can do about it. Especially when it comes to cars. THEY WILL find a way. Deal with it and call the cops ....or post 24/7 armed security around your vehicle
Originally posted by Now_Then
Would not like to drive past that bad boy with a tank of red diesel - or even used oil from the chip shop (you need to pay tax and show aa certificate for used oil!?)... you can bet that the very next cop car with the numberplate gadget will be taking down your particulars! - I think the govt has forseen these sort of problems and planned ahead - this way they make money on the tax AND on the fines.
Four bucks a gallon?? You should see what the Brits are paying if you think that's bad - try around $4.00 a LITRE! Yep.... that's right! To a Brit, $4.00 a gallon would be a dream come true....