gas siphoning at my work
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Today they were stupid and left my ...
August 17th, 2006 08:14 PM
gas siphoning at my work
some person at my work has been siphoning my gas tank and many many other people's gas tanks
Today they were stupid and left my gas cap leaning out my gas cargo bay door ( I do not have one that can lock)
I am very angered at this, and am tomorrow installing a camera that takes pictures when ever something walks infront of it.
WHAT LEGAL ACTION CAN I TAKE HERE?
can i take this guy to jail from the pictures, from fingerprints on my car, will he be fired, what can i do and what will happen.
August 17th, 2006 09:00 PM
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fitz - if you can provide solid proof of his actions then you can have him charged with theft. That sucks for sure.
I imagine if he is charged and arrested his job will go by default.
I guess this is something we will see more and more with gas proices - we have had some episodes round here - plus not paying for gas at gas station - drive-offs.
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August 17th, 2006 09:05 PM
personaly i would just re route the fill pipe to a small tank made of 10" pvc hose clamped to the frame , and fill it with raw sewage , let him suck on that to start the siphon . But then i have been called evil before .
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August 17th, 2006 09:32 PM
Hands down one of the best ideas I've ever heard.
Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
August 17th, 2006 09:38 PM
EOD - Initial success or total failure
August 17th, 2006 09:50 PM
He's stealing from you. Call the police -- that's their job.
August 17th, 2006 10:17 PM
Reminds me of the 70's...when gas got to (GASP!) a dollar a gallon...I was working in a gas station (that's where a guy would put your gas in your car FOR you...no, really...I swear it's true) and everybody was buying locking gas caps. We had local guys with 75 gallon or more tanks in the bed of their pickups, so I could understand.
Last edited by sheepdog; August 17th, 2006 at 10:18 PM.
August 17th, 2006 10:30 PM
oh yeah im going to Shucks auto supply tomorrow buying a locking gas cap, and hope the SOB comes back to get his picture taken next to my car with his pipe in hand ( like the raw sewage idea).
I was thinking of like putting some clear sticky liquid on the ground to make him stick to the ground and not able to leave, but that would probably damage company property, but i really want to get this guy.
It would be nice to catch him in the act, make him go on his belly and zip tie his hands behind is back and call the cops!
August 17th, 2006 10:57 PM
You know in Jersey they HAVE TO pump your gas for you...well atleast they did teh last time I was in Jersey about a year ago...
Originally Posted by sheepdog
August 17th, 2006 11:31 PM
Oh, No! not another GS story!!!
I REALLY enjoy a good story, so I guess I must collect these things.
At any rate, I had trouble a few years back from a gas thief. At the time I worked for a company that used a lot of little accumilators. Which is basiclly a thick rubber bladder inside a pressure vessle. If you remove the pressure vessle and hook them up to compressed air the bladder will inflate for a bit and then bust. They are every bit as loud as (if not louder than)a shottie at close range. (I talked my boss out of a few off of some equipment that was being scrapped)
I talked a buddy out of his old beater, which had a rod knock, and the fun began. In short, we pulled the gas tank out of the car, and ran it off of a little gas can in the trunk. I rigged the fuel cap so that when it was removed it opened a valve going from an air tank in the trunk to the rubber bladder on the under side of the car.
I parked the thing in my driveway, right outside my bedroom window, and topped off the air tank every few days. It took a couple of weeks but it paid off. Late one night I was woken from a sound sleep by a boom that rattled the windows. Knowing what it was I got up and ran outside. The thief was nowhere to be found. There was only a cloud of gravel dust, a few feet of hose, and a nice shiny new steel 5 gallon gas can. I still have that can somewhere. :o)
As for your situation, I think hidden camera and charges filed would be a good option.
August 18th, 2006 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by GoodSamaritan
lol, i just want to clock in to work, stay up in the tree in the island in our parking lot waiting for the guy to get to my car, and swing down like spider man or a ninja and um take custody of them and zip tie them to a tree or something!
August 18th, 2006 02:27 AM
You could easily rig an alarm (read: air horns from a train) to sound when the gas door opens. Mount a disabling switch under the driver seat.
August 18th, 2006 08:01 AM
LOL! Just make sure you warn your wife...
Originally Posted by lowflyer
Seriously though, it would be easy to rig up a magnet and reed switch type setup to trigger something.
August 18th, 2006 10:19 AM
Just make sure you put the switch behind the body panel where the gas door hinge attaches. That way it couldn't be defeated without closing the door.
August 18th, 2006 01:41 PM
A guy at my work had his gas siphoned while his car was parked at the airport. Crooks weren't the brightest though as he has an old honda civic with about a 10 gallon tank.
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