Dumb Criminals

Man Falls Asleep While Siphoning Gas

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 • Filed under Cars, Robberies

A Muncie, Indiana man was arrested for siphoning gas into a 55 gallon drum. Unfortunately for the criminal, his scheme was foiled when he fell asleep in his van during the heist.

From the article:

“That’s a lot of gas,” Police Chief Joe Winkle said. “I’m sure he felt like this would be a pretty good heist for himself.”

Firefighters were called to disconnect the hose, and the man was arrested on charges of theft and possession of a firearm without a permit, Winkle said. He was being held in the Delaware County Jail.

The total value of the loot: about $150.

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