During tough times, even being able to obtain the essentials like food, shelter, and gasoline can prove to be difficult. While gas prices have a tendency to be the bane of one's existence on a regular basis, being able to get from point A to point B is often vital for one's well-being.

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While countless humorous portrayals like the video depicted in the scenario above from The Trailer Park Boys, as well as another memorable scene from Cheech and Chong's Next Movie, make light of the act of stealing gasoline, doing so in real life is not only extremely dangerous but also very illegal.

However, that didn't stop a group of people from illegally siphoning gasoline from numerous Colorado gas stations and selling it for a lower price. That is until they were recently caught.

Colorado Gas Thieves Busted for Stealing Hundreds of Gallons

The thieves have allegedly been stealing gas from various filling stations throughout Colorado and, according to newly-released information, have been committing other, unspecified crimes as well.

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Unfortunately for the gas bandits, the large van that had been customized and outfitted into a gasoline-stealing machine wasn't the most conspicuous vehicle on the roads, and after a thorough investigation involving the SWAT team and local law enforcement, the van and the thieves were tracked down and arrested in Colorado Springs.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police Department, and SWAT issued a warrant for two separate addresses in the Olympic City known to be tied to the gasoline theft operation on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, resulting in numerous arrests.

In total, authorities determined that 909.8 gallons of gas were stolen, equating to over $3000 in value.

[Fox21 News]

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