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Stolen gas pumped in water bottles at Riverside station; 1 arrested

Chicago WLS -- Police in west suburban Riverside have arrested a man accused of getting creative to steal gas.

They say Darius Williams, 35, and another man turned off the device on a pump that measures the amount of gas and money at a 7-Eleven store in January.

According to authorities, Williams allegedly filled up his car, as well as several five-gallon water bottles with gas.

In fact, police say the men had done this before and would sell stolen gas on Chicago's West Side.

"The defendant in this case gave a full statement that he and another individual known as 'Mike the Gas Man' conceived this plan to steal gasoline and then sell it...They would both go to gas stations in Chicago or abandoned parking lots near service stations in Chicago and offer to sell up to 5 gallons of gasoline for $10," Riv


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:04:49 AM

brainiac... Einstein he ain't...
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 8:04:04 PM

dumb
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 5:25:57 AM

Good the thief was caught!
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virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:24:49 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:03:43 AM

Gas stations need better security.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:50:48 PM

Anyone buying fas from that idiot has mental problems
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:55:28 PM

Time to hang, draw and quarter!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:53:25 PM

I don't imagine the profit after expenses was too great.
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:46:38 PM

There is alwaya someone ready to make a quick, dishonest buck. Hang em high as an example!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:46:14 PM

Hows that done?????
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:44:03 PM

They ended up paying much more for the gasoline.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:40:25 PM

Comes from the top. Emannual, to Obama!
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:40:09 PM

That is so stupid and silly. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

How did they turn the meter off...
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:39:20 PM

lol Spanky..anybody expect anything different from chicago ??..
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:39:00 PM

Throw this bum in jail NOW!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:34:36 PM

Is it not just the Chicago way? Except for getting caught and punished.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:34:28 PM

Just common thieves!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:34:19 PM

I wonder how many people these guys shared their trick with.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:33:33 PM

they will try anything.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:33:23 PM

Talk about stupid people
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:32:19 PM

How did they bypass the pump data system inside the gas station?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:32:01 PM

Clever.... But stupid at the same time ...
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:30:47 PM

Don't put any water in those plastic bottle, once they have had gasoline in them. You never get the gasoline out of the plastic bottles. The water will taste very bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:30:11 PM

Bunch of knuckleheads
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:29:55 PM

Stupid!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:29:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:27:33 PM

When they catch them both, put them in a cell with the gas filled water jugs on a cooler and let them survive by drinking the gas when they get thirsty and if they live and get out they won't steal anymore gasoline.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:26:39 PM

Idiots.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:23:53 PM

dumb asses
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:22:28 PM

stupid indeed
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:45 PM

Guess that's one way to get a fill up
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:40 PM

idiot.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:29 PM

they are just thieves, lock them up.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:23 PM

Risky.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:19:43 PM

The definition of stupid.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:18:56 PM

That's one way to make a few bucks.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:18:05 PM

Take em down .... we all pay for that.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:17:50 PM

Wow...
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:17:49 PM

The same old rhetoric is getting a bit tired, @HailstormCA. We had an election and your boy lost.

Get over it and move on.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:17:07 PM

Good try guys.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:16:37 PM

No excuse for stealing, we must maintain our values to maintain civility
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:16:19 PM

Wow.
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Hmmmm.
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Hopefully they get more than just a slap on the wrist.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:15:57 PM

Only works till the tanks are refilled and the numbers don't match.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:15:33 PM

So, I guess @clermont40miles is now a preacher, too.

Which pays better, preaching or his day job?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:15:06 PM

Had it got that bad that people are buying gas out of the back of a truck instead of gas station?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:14:30 PM

Chicago is the capital of crime. Unless you count the politicians in Washington!!!
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:13:34 PM

Really, @TBRR? That bright idea sounds like it would be right up the alley of the good ol' boys in Jacksonville, except they would water down the gas first before selling it.

[Edited by: Aviator_Rob at 2/5/2013 12:16:02 AM EST]
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TBRR
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:12:10 PM

and WHO comes from chi town???
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