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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 6:04:49 AM

brainiac... Einstein he ain't...
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:04:04 PM

dumb
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 8:25:57 AM

Good the thief was caught!
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virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:24:49 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:03:43 AM

Gas stations need better security.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 1:50:48 AM

Anyone buying fas from that idiot has mental problems
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:55:28 AM

Time to hang, draw and quarter!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:53:25 AM

I don't imagine the profit after expenses was too great.
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:46:38 AM

There is alwaya someone ready to make a quick, dishonest buck. Hang em high as an example!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:46:14 AM

Hows that done?????
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MopedTime
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:44:03 AM

They ended up paying much more for the gasoline.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:40:25 AM

Comes from the top. Emannual, to Obama!
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:40:09 AM

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

How did they turn the meter off...
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:39:20 AM

lol Spanky..anybody expect anything different from chicago ??..
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:39:00 AM

Throw this bum in jail NOW!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:34:36 AM

Is it not just the Chicago way? Except for getting caught and punished.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:34:28 AM

Just common thieves!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:34:19 AM

I wonder how many people these guys shared their trick with.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:33:33 AM

they will try anything.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:33:23 AM

Talk about stupid people
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:32:19 AM

How did they bypass the pump data system inside the gas station?
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:32:01 AM

Clever.... But stupid at the same time ...
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:30:47 AM

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 5, 2013 12:30:11 AM

Bunch of knuckleheads
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:29:55 AM

Stupid!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:29:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:27:33 AM

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 5, 2013 12:26:39 AM

Idiots.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:23:53 AM

dumb asses
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:22:28 AM

stupid indeed
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:20:45 AM

Guess that's one way to get a fill up
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:20:40 AM

idiot.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:20:29 AM

they are just thieves, lock them up.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:20:23 AM

Risky.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:19:43 AM

The definition of stupid.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:18:56 AM

That's one way to make a few bucks.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:18:05 AM

Take em down .... we all pay for that.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:17:50 AM

Wow...
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:17:49 AM

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 5, 2013 12:17:07 AM

Good try guys.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:16:37 AM

No excuse for stealing, we must maintain our values to maintain civility
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Wow.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:16:05 AM

Hmmmm.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:15:59 AM

Hopefully they get more than just a slap on the wrist.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:15:57 AM

Only works till the tanks are refilled and the numbers don't match.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:15:33 AM

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

Which pays better, preaching or his day job?
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:15:06 AM

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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Chicago is the capital of crime. Unless you count the politicians in Washington!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:13:34 AM

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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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:12:10 AM

and WHO comes from chi town???
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:09:25 AM

So how do you turn off the device on the pump that measures the gas pumped out?
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