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Old 08-16-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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With the cost of fuel so high I guess these "Bandits" thought they found some easy pickings.

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With the cost of fuel so high I guess these "Bandits" thought they found some easy pickings.

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Yes Don, with the price of fuels today we need to keep them locked. It may even get to the point where I will put on the truck "Experimental Water Powered Vehicle" and above the fuel door "Use Distilled Water Only". The only problem is they would steal the whole truck. .
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I'm just crying about all that spilled diesel they were dumping on the ground trying to get the tank empty.
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We had a similar thing happen several years ago. A local farm had been having gas stolen on Friday and Sat. nights, so he switched what was in that tank to diesel. Sure enough, a couple week-ends later on a Sunday morning, there was a car 3/4 mile down the road with the smell of diesel fuel coming from its tank. The farmer, who was known to be a wild guy, went to the car and dumped gas into the interior, stepped back and tossed a match into it. It made quite a blaze that could be seen from a long ways off. When it was all over, He took a picture of it and put an enlarged copy in his office with the words "Thou Shalt Not Steal" under it.

This all happened back in the late 60s when everyone including the judge thought it was just punishment for stealing gas. The 2 brothers never had anything else stolen from them as long as they were in business. We still chuckle about it when we talk of old times.

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