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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It was bound to happen sooner or later

Gas siphoning has most likely been a problem since the internal combustion engine was invented, but with gas prices the way they are, it looks like it's becoming an extreme problem.

My neighbor, who is foreman for a local construction firm, told me that he showed up for work the other day only to find that all the fuel had been siphoned out of their equipment. He said by the time he had refueled all of the equipment it cost him over $1,000, not including the cost of paying six employees to sit around until they could refuel.

Apparently organized crime is now getting into the game. Check out this story out of Florida.


Phil said...

Can't they make construction equipment with locking gas caps?! Sad it has to come to that.

KMPO Staff said...

I'm with you Phil, I was surprised they didn't already have locking gas caps. With people already looting construction sites for wire and anything else of value, you would have thought they'd be all over locking gas caps.