It’s hard out here for a pimp with an empty tank…
California Men Arrested For Stealing $25,000 In Gasoline
Two men from California are accused of stealing about 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel worth $25,000 from an Eldridge gas station.
The Big 10 Mart reported the fuel missing after it discovered discrepancies in their fuel measurements.
Pargat Singh, 44, and Earnest Dickerson, 41, are both charged with second degree felony theft.
“They were able to compromise the pumps to get the pumps to turn on and then they would fill their semi up with fuel,” said Eldridge Police Chief David Kopatich.
That is all the information that Kopatich will allow KWQC to release about how the two men were able to steal thousands of gallons of diesel fuel from the gas station without anyone knowing.
“They’re doing a pretty good job at it. They went undetected for about nine months,” said Kopatich.
Early Wednesday morning, an officer spotted the red semi-truck with a white trailer the police department was on the lookout for.
With gas prices jumping the way they are, we don’t blame ’em!!
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