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Posted by: McQ on Friday, October 19, 2007

OK it isn't a gang, but it is a pretty interesting story (and it's Friday):
A 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the Polk County authorities said Wednesday.

Deputies witnessed Hobert Gibson steal gasoline from two stations Tuesday, but sheriff officials believe he did this on a daily basis since at least January. The two gas stations he hit that day were about 40 miles from his Winter Haven home, and police believe it was typical for Gibson to visit a few stations per day across a wide geographical area. He is believed to have sold the stolen gasoline, which he stored at his towing company.
What's unique is how he did it. Be sure to click on the story and check out his rig:
Gibson outfitted a stolen box trailer with tanks able to hold 3,250 gallons and with a trap door underneath, police said. He would pull over near the underground storage tank at a gas station, pop the trailer's hood and pretend to fix a problem, as the trap door obscured the view of gas being pumped into the tanks.
Most likely he'll spend the rest of his life trying to siphon himself out of prison.
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wow...if nothing else he gets good marks for creativity.
Written By: Joel C.
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Its the amazing thing about criminals. Many could retire with comfortable lives if they weren’t greedy. If he did this daily since January, he probably siphoned around 300,000 gallons of gas, which would be worth almost a million dollars. He could have quit in June and probably lived well for the rest of his life.

Of course, if he wasn’t greedy, he wouldn’t be stealing gasoline.
Written By: Sean
On the other hand, he’s got three hots and a cot for essentially the rest of his life.

I think I’ll rent Going in Style this weekend.
Written By: Steverino
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The really sad thing Bruce, this happened in my home town and I know the guy who did it.

Written By: Jamie
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