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(KHOU Houston)   Thief learns the painful way that siphoning someone's gas isn't as easy as it looks in the movies   ( divider line
    More: Fail, U-Haul, Haul truck, fire damage, Ford Explorer, explosions  
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15433 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 May 2013 at 6:23 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-13 07:20:41 AM  
3 votes:

Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.

Nonsense. The fuel port goes into the top of the tank, the black water port is in the bottom and is gravity fed. Not to mention that there is no similarity between them at all, ie no valve on the fuel fill pipe. Your uncle was lying to you. Just like he was when he told you that it was okay to touch you there as long as you kept it a secret.
2013-05-13 07:18:23 AM  
3 votes:

Revek: One morning my uncle discovered a gas can, a hose and a pile of puke next to his RV.  The thief had apparently picked the wrong hole to siphon from.  No, he didn't.  RV shiatters doesn't work like that.
2013-05-13 03:00:34 AM  
3 votes:
I wonder what sparked off the gas.

Also, in case you ever need to do it, don't siphon gas the way they show you in the movies.  They always have the guy suck on the tube until gas starts to come out and then put the end into whatever container he has.  That works, sure, but it's a great way to get gas in your mouth.  Instead, take a rag or something similar and use it to clog the area around the tube, sealing it as well as you can.  Then blow into the tube, creating pressure inside the tank.  The pressure will force gas back up the tube when you stop blowing and then siphon out as normal.  Of course, this only works if there's a decent amount of gas in the tank, but it's better to at least try it so you can avoid getting a mouthful.
2013-05-13 08:00:19 AM  
2 votes:
Everything's stupider in Texas!
2013-05-13 07:27:30 AM  
2 votes:
Easy solution, make the diesel U-Hauls the easiest to access, he will stop stealing your fuel.
2013-05-13 10:31:05 AM  
1 vote:
No shortages of dumbasses in Montgomery county.
2013-05-13 09:59:43 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "He got away alive, that could have been serious," Larry Johnson said.

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Then why you laughing, Mister... Larry Johnson?

This whole thing reminds me of this time I went out to my RV in the morning and found a jar, a hose, and a pile of puke. Apparently some burnout wanted to do some turd huffing in the night, and instead of unscrewing the black water cap under the RV, he opened the gas valve, getting a mouthful and spilling it all over my driveway.

/true story, bro
2013-05-13 08:59:33 AM  
1 vote:

orclover: OlderGuy: Proper terminology for a siphon hose is a North Carolina Credit Card..  and newer fuel tanks have anti syphon baffles built in... and by blowing into the hose first, you can tell if the hose actually got into the gas...

We always referred to it as a "alabama gas card"  in Texas.  Also started using it at age 8.  I gave a demonstration to my 9 year old a few months ago when I had to drain the gas out of my harley.  I think all kids need to learn the proper technique in case they get stuck somewhere without money.

You should also teach them how to curl up into a fetal position with their hands over their head and knees to the chest to protect the the vital organs in the midsection as protection from the inevitable beating they will get when they get caught stealing somebodies gas.
2013-05-13 08:03:00 AM  
1 vote:

Deathfrogg: They caught one kid in my high school siphoning other kid's and some of the teacher's cars. They caught him, because he'd strolled off after getting the siphon going, and lit a smoke. Set his mouth and hands on fire and showed up in his next class with his hair all burned off the front of his head.
Greg wasn't that bright.

For a moment he was.
2013-05-13 07:35:57 AM  
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2013-05-13 02:17:19 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "Employees said gas has been stolen before and cost them."
FTV: "Larry Johnson runs security here and could not believe what he saw next."

Seems to me the only thing Johnson should see next is a pink slip.

Wait a minute here...

"Larry Johnson runs security here..."
"'...wipe us out completely,' manager Paula Johnson said."

Nepotism rarely pays off in the end.
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