Gas thieves moving beyond the hose, grabbing a drill

With the price of gas continuing its upward trajectory, the possibility of fuel theft is going to rise accordingly. Denver's own 9News is reporting that crooks are beginning to move beyond the traditional method of siphoning gas out of the tank by sucking on a hose placed inside the fuel tank and instead are busting out the power drill. The victimized vehicles are primarily SUVs whose higher ride height makes it easier for Mad Max-inspired criminals to get underneath and do their worst. While stealing fuel is a wholly bad idea in its own right, the idea of drilling into a metal tank filled with an explosive substance seems particularly insane. Then again, maybe these desperate criminals might be getting what's coming to them.

[Source: 9News via TTAC]

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