To steal 2,100 gallons of gasoline, you'll need a really big tank and story that's at least somewhat believable. Someone in Hammond, Indiana apparently had both.

A clerk at a Hammond BP station says a tanker driver's story about checking the station's tank levels sounded legit, especially since BP has had contamination problems in the area recently. According to the Associated Press, the station's manager noted that it wasn't unusual for a BP tanker to remove fuel from the station's tanks, but not at all normal for the tanker to leave without replacing the fuel.

Police estimate the value of the gasoline at about $8,500. Two other gas outlets in Hammond have been the victims of "pump tampering" recently, with the theft of about 350 gallons of fuel by several different vehicles.



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      Schadenfreude
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Quit screwing with my name!" --Richard Hammond
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      brum08
      • 2 Years Ago
      Heisenburg...
        John Hughan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brum08
        Lol, YES! Was hoping someone would think of this!! What an awesome show, can't wait for the season finale this Sunday.
        bleexeo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brum08
        Heisenberg Anyway, Mr.White would be proud.
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      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ocean's 14, is this the work of your collective hands?
      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I’d be willing to bet that it is going to turn out to be an insurance fraud case. Fuel truck steals the gas from station #1 and then deposits into his buddy’s station #2. Insurance pays for 2,100 gallons and station #1 & #2 & truck driver split the money.
      akbotay
      • 2 Years Ago
      driving off without paying after filling your tank qualifies as a major heist at today's prices
      rraahh1
      • 2 Years Ago
      We have been getting ripped off every since the oil companies and commodity brokers have been aloud to minipulate the market.
      eddybaby58
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please, more details in this story, exactly what is "pump tampering" and can you tell us how is it done? EXACTLY how it is done. And speak slowly, I'm transcribing....
        urquhart3carlton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @eddybaby58
        Google it. But I'm sure it will throw up some red flags if you do. Might get some CIA people knocking at your door.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am not going to bother reading through the comments and I am sure it has been said already, but BP did not get robbed, the station owner did. The station owner only makes a few cents per gallon on the gas, it is everyone else that makes the lion's share of the profits.
      hemipwr54
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lower the price of gas, people will not have to steal it.
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