Drain At The Pump? Thieves Make Off With 528 Gallons Of Gas From Pasadena Station


PASADENA (CBS) — Four suspects were able to make off with more than 500 gallons of gas at a Mobil station in Pasadena Monday morning.

All told, police said the four men were able to get 528 gallons with a current street value of about $2,246.

The same men are believed to have gotten away with a similar theft, in Studio City two weeks ago, where more than 1,700 gallons was taken.

Police said the men used some type of card or other mechanism to trigger the pumps to release the gas.

The station is located on the 400 block of Allen Avenue.

Officials said the suspects hauled the gas away using flatbed trucks.

The crime took place sometime between 2 and 4 a.m.  Monday morning.

Comments

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  1. Big John says:

    good for them

    1. jonathan says:

      Don, you’re talking to the Marxist generation now, buddy. John Wayne has been dead for nigh on 40 years now. I’m sorry about it too.

    2. trumpsdon says:

      You’re obviously sexist because you left out husband, boy friend or little boy.

    3. Ralleo says:

      Seriously, Do people not understand world economics?? Gas is a world wide commodity. That means it has a set value world wide just like gold and silver. This can be effected slightly by increasing or decreasing production, but the problem is the US Dollar isn’t worth what it was a year ago. The foriegn oil is still recieving the same value for the oil barrels, but because the Dollar is worth less, it requires more dollars to buy a barrel of oil.

      This also applies across the spectrum to all oil products including plastics, food products, medical products, construction, and of course gasoline. You want to lower gas prices? then we need to stop printing money, reduce inflation, and reduce the taxes on oil. That would have an immediate effect on lowering gas prices. Long term we need to get back on the gold standard so there is a much more stable value of the dollar to base oil prices off of.

      1. nsh says:

        The reason gas is shooting up and you’re seeing revolts all over the middle east is due to the fact that the world oil supply is diminishing, causing food prices to rise. Just look at Saudi Arabia, they are giving away billions to the people to keep them from revolting b/c they are out of oil and they have 1/4 of the known remaining supply. If they are out then it is axiomatic that the rest of the world is out of oil. The whole collective bargaining debacle in the US is an attempt to mask the collapse (divide and conquer) The people that have been running the world for the last hundred or so years are losing their grip. Hence the distractions like Bin Laden, going into Libya and Iraq.. Gas will drop for a few weeks but it is going to skyrocket by the end of the summer. Nobody will be able to afford it and then food prices will shoot up and we will be rioting here.

    4. heehaw says:

      Don’t worry POTUS says free gas for everyone.

      1. Craigster says:

        Yeah he got the idea from his socialist buddy Hugo Chavez.

      2. steve says:

        si senor free gas for everyone

    5. chad says:

      Its a sad situation in this country but your conclusions are correct and it is exactly what the ruling class want to happen. They are not the least bit interested in finding the thiefs. And don’t kid yourself, the suburbanites are busy with their own brand of fraud and thievery.

    6. The Man says:

      Bah! Another rascal has made off with my oil. Hm, but this Big John fellow, I’ve been following for years. Time to come up with a new bank fee or something to put him back in his place. Maybe I’ll steal his mail and delay his paycheck. Oh wait I took his job away last year. Mwuahaha!

    7. Duh! says:

      And now the gas prices will go up to cover the losses.

      You feel good about that too Big John?

  2. Big John says:

    at least they were not taking it from parked cars & if gas keeps going up & the gas co are making these huge $$$$$$$$$$ then i say good for them because if they get caught they will be the ones doing the time, not you not me, so if they can stick it to the man & get away with it. right on!!! as it stands i can not go fishing, no gas & i am broke thanks to the high price of gas.

    1. Brian says:

      Go back to school and slap your mom for me. All you idiots that think the gas station owners have anything to do with oil company profits are of ill breed. Think before you speak. These guys are no different than most welfare recipients that feel they deserve something for nothing. Get out of my country!!

      1. Cato says:

        It is good to see some sanity here. I work for a gas station with a major corporate label, but the store itself is a franchise operation. No matter what the price of gas, from 0.03 to 100.00 a gallon, the store only makes 2 cents per gallon due to the consignment contracts it is sold under, and is legally obligated to change the price within hours whenever the corporate office calls in a price change. Your local service station has nothing at all to do with the price of fuel, unless it’s in direct competittion with other gas stations in close proximity, which usually results in the corporate office being more aggressive in cutting prices.

        Gas stations make their money from people that come inside to buy things, not from the gas itself. Gas profits barely even pay for the electricity required to operate the machiens that pump it from the underground tanks, let alone any of the rest of the store’s maintenance.

        On another note, please be kinder to your local gas station clerks. Just because we work in a store, espescially in this economy, does not make us a lower class of human being worthy only of scorn, derision, and being forced to jump through flaming hoops for your sadistic amusement.

    2. commonsense says:

      stick it to the man? what if you were the ‘man’ getting stuck to?

    3. Huskerbob says:

      Stick it to the man? Just who is this “man” you speak of. Would that be the stock holder who relies on dividends for his retirment. Would that be the employees who earn their living working for an evil oil company. Please enlighten those of us who wonder. What if you are the “man” and someone sticks it to you? Oh my, wouldn’t that be fun for you.

      1. sam says:

        really? that naive? the government. if you think its on your side well then keep dreaming because i hope too that day will come. not saying the “man” is all bad but lets just say you and i are NOT at the top of their list or agenda. society does play a big role

    4. dewey.james says:

      When our society starts breaking down you idots saying stuff , like stick it to the man will become a target.

    5. Ken Dignan III says:

      Big John, you are a poor excuse for a man. It’s obvious you were not raised right. People like you as far as I’m concerned should be packed up a deported as you being in society adds no value. You are a user and users are abusers of any system that gives you something for nothing. The real question is what would people like you do without those of us that do value personal responsibility and personal success. Without us you would shrivel up and die.

      – John Galt

    6. I_WorkForALiving says:

      Question: Who pays for the stolen merchandise?

      Answer: Everyone else. Do you really think that any company (oil company or not) will simply shrug and absorb the cost? No; they pass on the cost to you.

      Stop being a leech and start contributing. I’m tired of paying more for things my family needs because parasites think that “the man” somehow has an endless, self-regenerating supply of money. It’s the same people who leave a gallon of milk to spoil in the dry goods section of the grocery store. We all pay for it.

      1. Cato says:

        All of a corporation’s costs are not borne by the corporation, nor the shareholder, nor the CEO. They are borne by the consumer in the forms of still-higher prices. Liberalism, inherantly, does not understand this. That is why they constantly try for higher corporate taxes and regulatory expenses, then wonder why the cost of living has skyrocketed to the point where minimum wage workers face the dismal reality of trying to afford a 600$ a month apartment on a roughly 1000$ a month post-tax income. If they’re lucky enough to be full time, and who hasn’t had their hours cut these days?

    7. tonyL says:

      Hey Big John, You must be a resident of a trailer park and a 10th grade dropout. Anything stolen and if the small business owner has to pay in loses or higher premiums to the insurance companies then finally the consumer pays. Which is you and the other customers.

    8. Political Atheist says:

      Hey braniac, they’re sticking it to YOU. The margins are literally PENNIES for the station owner who has to make up the cost in other items like food, drink, etc. So when your food prices and everything else goes up, be sure to give a big hillbilly rebel yell for thieves sticking it TO YOU! Team Amerika, F**K YEAH!

    9. Rock says:

      You silly child – “The Man” makes 1 to 2 cents per gallon – the big bucks come from volume. Sadly the station operators make very little. Do some simple research on station owners in your area – they are not in the “upper 400!” Most have modest incomes as other small business men. The station owner has already paid “The Man” for the gas so “The Man” has lost nothing. Of course, you probably ride a bicycle and cannot afford a car or a tank of gasoline and that is why you harbor such jealousy of “The Man.”

      When you grow up and get a job working for “The Man” you might be more cautious about begrudging his the income that pays salaries for all of the employees.

      You are a moron.

    10. phlyphisher says:

      Very mature statement there John, “stick it to the man” . The “man” won’t be getting stuck at all, those that get stuck are the folks that don’t steal and pay for the gas through higher prices at the pump. Gasoline (and diesel) are commodities, the price you see at the pump is due to many things like demand, availability of the supply, transportation (delivery) cost, taxes, value of the dollar, and etc. So consider if the buying power of the dollar falls the cost of fuel goes up, if the demand is exceeding the available supply the cost goes up (there are refineries in the “Delta” that could likely get sut down due to the flooding which could reduce the amout of fuel available), Before you buy into the claims made by hack politicians and the media with regards to “big oil” do a little research, you might find somebody is pulling your chain.

    11. Steve says:

      Hey Big Richard, when you steal from a store, the customer always pays.

      Here’s the man that really steals from you: governments, at all levels, add 30 to 60 cents to the price of each gallon of gas. What risk did the gov incur to bring that product to market? Did the gov explore for the oil at billions of dollars of risk? Did the gov build the pipeline or the refinery and labor to produce a usable fuel from the crude? Of course not. Yet a gov’t agent is standing beside every pump (figuratively speaking thee of little intellect) tallying up your purchase and adding more to the bill, then demanding you pay up.

      By all accounts, the “Big Oil” is making only 9 cents profit per gallon. To find, drill and produce a single gallon takes Billions of dollars. They take ALL the risks, make the LEAST profit from THEIR labors, and endure the slings and arrows of uninformed idiots and the intentionally divisive government that rewards their risk taking with “investigations” of price gouging.

      I wanna puke sometimes at the injustice of it all.

    12. alfredHuseeinNeuman says:

      Give me give me give me! I deserve I deserve I deserve! I made poor life decisions and I want stuff from other people! Moochers for Obama! Stick it to the productive class! The unproductive will rule!

    13. Duh! says:

      Big John, you do know that the gas prices will go up to cover the loss.

      So now that you are already broke because of gas prices, you won’t be able to buy for a much longer time to come because the gas prices will not come down but remain high to cover the cost of the stolen gas.

      Didn’t you take economics in college?

  3. Francisco Barron says:

    More power to these guys, a little payback is fair. The oil companies have been stealing from the public for many years, let me know how to do it……..!

    1. DigitalBob says:

      Cool. Give me your address so I can come over to your place and see if there is anything I want to steal.

      1. Huskerbob says:

        hang on and I’ll come with you. He won’t mind.

    2. Nut says:

      your an idiot to praise thieves.

    3. Paul Edinger says:

      Let’s see. Profit from the oil company, responsible for discovery, distillation, transportation and delivering gas – about 1 cent per gallon. Profit by various federal, state, and local government for absolutely no part in providing the product – over 50 cents per gallon! Yet there are twits writing about the gas/oil companies ripping off the consumer! It’s clear were the outrage over gas prices should be and just as clear that the gas thieves need to be incarcerated along with every politician that has prevented oil from being safely extracted.

      1. Weave says:

        ” Profit by various federal, state, and local government for absolutely no part in providing the product – over 50 cents per gallon”

        Fuel taxes go to maintaining the roads that vehicles run on. Roads are required for your vehicle as much as gasoline is. That’s not profit. That’s another expense.

      2. troy says:

        weave if you truly believe the taxes from oil is going to repair roads then you are nothing more than the sheep being led to slaughter. That 50 cents the government takes goes into a general fund now a days. He!! even the vehicle registration taxes do not pay for the roads only anymore.

    4. Cato says:

      As a gas station worker who has repeatedly faced the threat of firing for antics like yours, I believe a little payback is fair. Please input credit card number, I will determine the amount of payback that I’m due on my own time.

    5. alfredHuseeinNeuman says:

      Why don’t you go after Tiger Woods, Ophra and Bill Gates – they got plenty of money. Throw in Michael Jordan too.

  4. Mr. No-No says:

    Modern Day Robin Hood… I Hope !!! Where do I fill up???

    1. Joenz says:

      Robin Hood was not about stealing from a gas station for personal gain. It was about taking back from a corrupt government that was over taxing its citizens. Stupid people like you just remember “steal from the rich and give to the poor” but it was really not about that at all. The “rich” in Robin Hood did not earn the money, but instead had tax collecters force people to pay unjustly. Try reading a book.

      1. Sheriff of Nottingham says:

        Ah, but this time Robin Hood got caught on our CCTV. Finally that petro terrorist gets what’s coming to him, and the Royal Gas Barn will be re opened.

  5. Cindy says:

    anyone know where I can find some cheap gas? hope to read another repeat of this one ha ha

    1. jonathan says:

      Sure. Saudi Arabia.

  6. Cindy says:

    now we no not to go to 400 allen ave. in pasadena for gas they have some making up to do

  7. JJ says:

    Good job guys! I hope they don’t get caught! If prices keep going up, more people like these guys will keep popping up! Let the revolution begin!

    1. DigitalBob says:

      And then what? The gas companies are goingto keep giving everyone free gas they have to pay fo and refine or do you thinhk they’ll just stop producing it?

      1. GvillaThrilla says:

        Who is John Galt. (really meant to be a statement and not a question)

    2. troy says:

      Hey JJ where do you live? You might have a few things that I want but don’t have.

    3. Cato says:

      If you want to begin a revolution, start with Washington, not your local gas station.

  8. jjj says:

    By the way, if I happen to see these guys getting free gas, I am NOT calling the police. I will pretend I have no idea what was going on

    1. Huskerbob says:

      well, judging from your comment, that would evidently be true .

      1. The Man says:

        Good show, huskerbob!

  9. Mel Gibson says:

    Well How do we buy some of that? . I’m sure they must already have buyers.
    I wonder how they do it. Anybody Know?

    1. Cindy says:

      nope but, I’d like to find out and when I do I will share the wealth and “report my comment” right here. I hope everyone feels the same. I wouldn’t report it to the police either if I saw it.

  10. Ronaldo says:

    WHY NO SUSPECT-DESCRIPTION, CBS?
    And folks, remember that this current round of gas-price hikes isn’t the fault of the station-owner.
    Also, these thieves are probably illegals so your comments congratulating them should be translated to Spanish.

    1. Cindy says:

      well maybe but, I don’t think they would of been smart enough to pull this one off. after all, how many gallons of gas can you carry on your back while swimming?

      1. Derrick says:

        I’am sick and tired of the damn’ prices too. Between spectators on Wall Street working for the oil companies, some but not all dishonest gas station owners and the oil companies themselves this is why gas prices are high. I’m not an expert on business but I have to wonder truly what they are buying barrels of oil for, being how they are making such huge profits other than bleeding America dry of their hard earned money. But as far as these guys stealing this gas I’m not surprised, I’m sure there will be a lot more of this, I don’t blame them Mexican or American the oil companies need the shaft for a change instead of us.

  11. charlie says:

    Oil company profits of 8 percent are about half what vehicles, perfume,
    soda, etc are. How about NFL and NBA players? Outrageous.

    1. NatureBoy says:

      Ahhhh, the hypocrisy!!! On the one hand, the actions of these petty thieves are condoned while the same crowd calls out the Oil Giants for ripping us off at the pump.

      Do yourselves a favor and STFU! Btw, taxes on a gallon of petrol are most of the cost, however, people are okay with that.

  12. Marty says:

    There is no ‘good theft’.

  13. Mike says:

    You folks are the perfect example for the decline of our country…just a bunch of thieves!

    1. What the F..K says:

      Thanks! Were just like the us government…..

  14. Ron says:

    I find it appalling that people here justify stealing. The gas station is the one out the cash. Many stations barely make it. Their profit is only pennies over what they have to pay for it.

  15. jimballs says:

    You’re all idiots

    1. Barack Obama says:

      Settle down with your hate speech, sir.

  16. notaminion says:

    If this is a “typical” gas station/convenience store, this gas had been purchased by the station owner, it was not stolen from the “evil” oil companies. I bet you all are Obama fans….

    1. Cato says:

      Probably. The common thread among Obama fans is a complete inability to grasp the big picture in any meaningful ways, nor to analyze examine an emotional appeal in light of feasibility and past results of similar appeals.

  17. Joe Doakes says:

    If citizens condone theft, if politicians condone theft, there will one day be no gas to steal.

  18. someone with half a brain says:

    Shame on you idiots who cheer on a thief. We are a nation of laws, and if that breaks down, everyone will suffer. Do you morons really think the oil companies will foot the bill for the stolen gas? It is the indepentant small buisnessman who suffers, and that cost will get passed on to you. So keep cheering on the thieves and see how much you and your families are laughing when anarchy spreads. …mental giants.

    1. Judge Dredd says:

      I am the law

  19. john says:

    I’m surprised at the comments here. If you steal gas from a station you are not stealing from the oil companies. This is the same as stealing around 130 cases of beer, 1123 2-liters of soda, or $2246 out of the till. Saying you would not report it shows your true colors. If you want to fight “Big oil” ride a bike.

    1. Cato says:

      Or develop a practical mass-production alternate fuel car that runs on something with an equivalent energy release, similar or lesser volatility, and lower price. Don’t even bother with electric, the problem with that is that the dead dino is still being burned somewhere (just somewhere else).

  20. Philip says:

    Fuel is the most government controlled commodity there is. The price is artificially driven up by the government, supply is artificially reduced by the government driving up prices and the taxes are much higher than the profit taken by the companies that produce it. Eight percent is minuscule compared to every other profit margin. As for thieves, theft is theft, whether by these cretins or the government. If you people cheer this sort of thing, it certainly explains why California is in the deplorable condition it is in.

  21. not a "crimmigrant" says:

    Shame on you idiots who cheer on a thief. We are a nation of laws, and if that breaks down, everyone will suffer. Do you morons really think the oil companies will foot the bill for the stolen gas? It is the indepentant small buisnessman who suffers, and that cost will get passed on to you. So keep cheering on the thieves and see how much you and your families are laughing when anarchy spreads. …Imbecils.

  22. Jason says:

    I can almost guarantee that that truck is stolen, the gas is stealing and the station owners are out of pocket unless insurance covers it. This is stealing, no matter the pitiful way you justify it. Sounds like a lot of folks here like ‘free stuff’ taken from others. When they kill someone to take the next truck, then that’s a good thing too, this is theft, Americans are victims.

  23. JP says:

    The reason the price of gas is so high is because the dollar keep falling. Wake up folks. The money is your pocket is loosing value each and every day. Gas just is traded globally so the value increase while the dollar sinks.

  24. Jonathan says:

    And here we have the crimewave of the future….

    Also look for this headline:

    “Woman robbed of groceries in parking lot of store”

    1. Mad Max says:

      it’s already happening friend, out in the Wastelands, Bubba Zanetti is going down

  25. 92rolla says:

    Unfortunately, everyone that thinks these guys are sticking it to oil companies are forgetting that most gas stations are locally owned. Stealing gas from these stations is like stealing tools from your garage.

  26. Derrick says:

    I honestly don’t condone theft but I feel that’s what is going on with us from the oil companies through the gas prices regardless of who’s responsible. We can’t keep paying these prices or our country will get flushed down the toilet and the life we love will change as we know it..

  27. Bryan says:

    Reading the comments on this site make me thank god I don’t live in California. Are you all really this stupid? For shame.

    1. Arnold Schwarzenegger says:

      I like the color red because it’s a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.

  28. Kevin says:

    Times are a changing, for the worst. You feminized fools have no idea how stupid you all are….

  29. JH says:

    Good lord, I can’t believe how many people are cheering the thieves. The gas station owners are going to pass the expense of the theft onto YOU, the customer. This will result in even higher prices and more inconvenience. So dumb.

  30. DigitalBob says:

    Everybody is blaming the oil companies for $100/barrel oil while it is your boy Obama who won’t let us drill our own oil and is making us beholden to the Arabs. I would expect nothing less misguided and moronic out of California than to praise felony theft while not seeing the true cause of the problem. I cannot wait for the Big One to drown all of the human filth there and wash it into the ocean.

  31. Skep41 says:

    OK, oil is at $120 a barrel which means that $3 of the price is the cost of the raw petroleum. State and federal gasoline taxes add another 50 cents or so to that. That means those Evil Oil Companies and the owners of gas stations have another 70 cents to transport, refine, market and distribute gasoline and pay the high business taxes associated with that enterprise. In other words, you leftist chumps, the biggest profits on energy are made by the government through direct and indirect taxes; a government which is now so concerned that you are going to buy smaller, more efficient cars and lower their gas-tax revenues that they are proposing a mileage tax to recover the revenues ‘lost’ to conservation. The sinking US dollar is causing a lot of this rise, anti-energy policies by the Democrats are causing most of the rest. So you chumps just keep sniveling about ‘Big Oil’ while you get soaked by the Democrats who are taking you to the cleaners. People that stupid deserve to pay through the nose. Gasoline will be $5 in a few weeks.

    1. Slappy says:

      Great point! In addition to the miniscule profits, the gov is constantly burdening business with stupid rules and charges. Try running a drycleaner. One drop of that chemical cleanser gets spilled and you get to tear up your parking lot because it’s now an EPA Superfund cleanup site threat to the environment. Goodbye business, hello gov’t fines. Govt-slowly strangling the goose that laid the golden egg.

  32. Early Ardmore says:

    “The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.” ~ Clarence Darrow

    —– http://911essentials.com

  33. mikeS says:

    Ok these people didnt hurt the oil companies they hurt the small business owner.All the oil comanies have done is make our way of life possible. The gov makes more on a gallon of gas then the people who actually produce it and now in addition they want to tax us on how many miles we drive. Oh and by the way those huge profits the oil companies make fund milliohs of peoples retirements.. The gov needs to get out of our lives and out of the way of business. A great man once said the gov is never the solution and is to often the problem and right now this county has a big problem and people need to wake up to it before we lose every freedom that has made this country great

  34. justavoter says:

    How has Obama’s hope and change been working for you? How about Michelle inviting the rapper Common to the Whitehouse? You know one of Common’s songs is about burning President George Bush and killing cops. We have such nice people in the Whitehouse. What is most interesting is how Obama went on and on along with the main stream media about how President Bush tortued terrorist with waterboarding, but shooting bin Laden in the head is quite alright. Liberal democrats pur human life in the same category as dog food.

  35. Could this be the Fast and Furious gang? Where’s my 10 second car Brian?!

  36. beercan thick says:

    the real criminal here is obama he should be arrested for treason and stupidity

  37. James Woods says:

    maybe we can hear about the poor gas station owners like we did during the bp oil spill.

    where are the poor customers that can’t afford buying a fuel that’s pinching pocketbooks?

    service station workers make crumbs while the oil companies rake it all in paying off washington in the process.

    we all hear gas stations make little money as it is. if they don’t make money why be in business?

    Close it up, let big oil have union gas station attendants. Perhaps then i’ll shed a tear when the thieves get robbed.

  38. josephvelder says:

    when you have an administration like we do in the whitehouse, it sets the tone for the rest of the country, “we’ll find out what’s in the bill after we pass it” Pelosi, “we will not prosecute any black defendants” Eric Holder….etc…etc…

  39. Jonathan Holmes says:

    2 cents. 2-3 cents per gallon is all the profits the product producers get. Why billions in profits then? Because the world need huge amounts of fuel to keep going. The oil industry is one of the only in the world which operates with such a tiny profit margin.

  40. Ty Coon says:

    Prices are going up because of inflation. We have inflation because the Fed keeps printing more and more money. Don’t blame big oil. Blame big government.

  41. whosyourmamma says:

    go online and order the control manual book from the dispenser manufacturer, and a cabinet key too. read the book, take the key to the dispenser, open cabinet, enter the passcode to unlock dispensor, placing it in test mode, dispense fuel. defualt password is usually 1234.

  42. Mikey says:

    “All told, police said the four men were able to get 528 gallons with a current street value of about $2,246.”

    Street value? Whoever wrote this story must do drugs. It is referred to as “retail value.”

  43. Al From Maine says:

    These dogs are stealing from some folks who own the gas station, not Exxon Mobil or BP. It is like stealing from a Mom and Pop grocery store because the price of food is getting outrageous. You are just hurting some people struggling yto make a living. Oil companies stealing from us? You don’t like the prices don’t buy the product, it is that simple. The current gas crisis is the result of many factors, but a big chunk of the blame is on the clown in the White House. Oh good, let’s cut the incentives to the oil companies and really tax them, I mean it is not like they will pass the cost onto the consumers. Thieves are thieves, these clowns deserve a cell. The mantra now should be drill baby, drill.

  44. Taylor says:

    Stealing the big trucks that haul the gas is much more efficient. That’s how they do it in third world countries. We’re still learning here in the USSA – it’s a baby third world country. I’m sure that soon enough we’ll be as good at corruption and lawlessness as they are.

  45. ZMEEKER says:

    It is heartening to know that the contributors to this comment forum represent <1% of the US population.

  46. Slappy says:

    So when can I expect this country to look like Russia or Iraq where independent entreprenuers sell the fuel on the side of the road from unmarked trucks?
    In Russia, they used to call it, “dealing on the left.”

    You people who applaud theft are fools. The independent business owner suffers. They make nothing on those sales. Ever have an independent gas station ask you to pay cash vs credit? When you pay credit, they actually lose more on the deal in credit company charges. These folks are hanging on just like you are. If you want to find cheap gas, go to gasbuddy.com.

  47. Joe Lunchbucket says:

    find these a-holes. Recover the gas if at all possible then
    set them on fire for the whole f–king world to see

  48. Slappy says:

    BTW-recently, traveling through North Florida, I stopped at a gas station that had no gas. They didn’t have any, didn’t know why, didn’t know when they would get it, and were just making it on snacks and drinks. Things are getting strange out there and stealing stuff doesn’t help.

  49. Mark Carlton says:

    Turnabout is fair play.

    1. gassniffer says:

      That’s right. You aren’t successful so steal from others and that evens the score. Now that you have that off your chest, you can go back to surfing porn at the public library

  50. tonyL says:

    The gas station does not make big profits as some morons are thinking and justifying the stealing of gas from gas stations. In fact they actually make the least as the prices go up. They have to invest in equipment and other expenses and may make 2 to 5 cents per gallon on average due to competition. Most of the money is taxes, credit card fees, transportation costs, equipment breakdown, environmental expenses, the middle man and the cost of the fuel. People have no idea what it takes to run a business. It’s easy to blame and run the mouth but hard to research the facts.

  51. skeptical says:

    Welcome to Obama’s America!!!

  52. d!eCrakka says:

    If the white man want to steal from us, we steal from the white man

    1. crakkawannabe says:

      dat’s right. i gots my crack pipe and my hoes and my welfare benefits, and I want mo from the da man. I ain’t gonna work cause barrack is gonna pay for all my stuff. it’s free and don’t cost nobody nothing.

  53. KeithS says:

    As usual, it seems in a time of high gas prices, everyone can list a hundred different reasons why they are so high. The oil companies love it when people can pull out some sort of reason because what it all boils down to is oil companies can charge whatever they want whenever they want to. Be the reasons real or fiction, the starting point is the greed perpetuated by an unregulated oligopoly. All other reasons are secondary.

  54. Derrick says:

    Another issue that’s tick’s me off is the stations at least here in my town seem to break their necks to raise the prices within of a day of oil price change but it takes forever to drop, a penny here or their, they don’t drop it as fast as it was raised.

  55. I’ve been joking with friends that society begins to break down when you see people siphoning gas in broad daylight at the mall parking lot. We’re one step closer. Huzzah!

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  56. titus says:

    Why would they do that. It is highly dishonest. Just because the government does it on routine bases is no excuse. I am shocked.

  57. PhlyPhisher says:

    A barrel of oil is 42 gallons. At a $100 per barrel, that is about $2.38 per gallon. Unfortunately this in its raw state as petroleum and needs to be refined into the various products that can be extracted from the petroleum oil. The refining process uses fractional distilation. Basically the different products “cook” out at different temperatures. So 42 gallons (a barrel) of oil doesn’t make 42 gallons of gasoline. With that in mind consider that roughly (according to the Fed Gov) 74 percent of the cost is the crude oil, 11 percent is taxes, 10 percent is refining cost and 5 percent is marketing and distribution. If you want some easy to read numbers then check this California Gov web site ( http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/gasoline/margins/index.html ) you might be surprised what you see.

  58. Hank Warren says:

    Illegals and their crimes, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  59. zagwee says:

    Oh wow, nice score! Wish I had some!

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  60. rrr says:

    Wake up people!!!! Use your head for more than just wearing a hat. Your government continues to print more money causing the dollar to lose value hence you can buy less gas to the dollar. Not only that but you add the shut down of gulf oil production at the expense of the american. So now instead of producing our own oil, other counties come and drill the oil out the gulf and then we go ahead and spend more to buy it from them??? C’mon people! If you listen to government it easy to point the finger and say its the oil companies. The truth is oil companies make less than $0.05 per gallon of gas while the Federal goverment makes ~$0.18 from Taxing these oil companies. Its all politics. Raise taxes on oil companies so governement can make more money at the expense of the TAX PAYER. Yes oil companies bring in huge profits but look at their earnings. These companies are massive and after earnings make less than $0.05/gallon. Its the government poeople. Green is a joke, Clean out the house, and lets get a government in there that will actually help people than sweep our pockets in the form of healthcare, increased taxes, etc….

  61. Twanny Brawlee says:

    Hate em all
    One thing good about having a socialist racist pig and pigette in the Whitehouse is race relations have been ruined for generations to come. The lazy, gov’t tit sucking welfare bums will be done in November 2012 when the Repubs take over.

    The libs know its going to happen but don’t want to admit it. Let’s all go get a Big red and a hoho and watch Ophrah.

  62. DENNIS says:

    THE GAS WAS FOR OBAMA…WHEN HE GOES BACK TO KENYA NEXT YEAR SO HE CAN USE IT TO POWER HIS MOTORBIKE…
    HAULING AROUND HIS FAT HIPPO ASS WIFE WILL TAKE LOTS OF GAS..

  63. Blue Maverick says:

    It was the Armenian criminal gangs in the area that were responsible.

  64. The study of liquid mechanics says:

    I am so impressed! smuggling 500 gallons of any liquid on a flatbed truck is an amazing task. One could only dapen the track bed befroe using another truck It would have taken at least a thousand trucks. smarter theives would have used trucks that had sides.

    1. jon says:

      Sounds like the thieves used a military style fuel bladder laid in the back of the truck. Very clever.

  65. John Smith says:

    I hate this. Every time I scroll down to the comment section of ANY website I see the same thing: pointless bickering. It honestly makes me feel depressed. How can we expect to get anywhere as a civilization if we can’t work together or at least agree to disagree? People get so caught up in whether they are Liberal or Conservative, Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, but who cares. I think it’s a little ridiculous to honestly think we can lump the vast spectrum of political ideologies into two distinct groups. And when people blame “Obama” or his supporters? Just stop. The president is essentially just a representative of our country, and he does a good job. He is intelligent, hard working, and an excellent speaker. You know, as much as I oppose some of Bush’s decisions, maybe most strongly the Patriot Act, the fact is I didn’t mind him representing our country either. Not the best or smartest speaker, perhaps, but thoroughly American. It just seems that anonymous comment boards allow so much hate to spew freely. Immigrants are often the targets of such hate, which is something I’ve always had trouble understanding. First and foremost, everybody on this continent came from somewhere else at some point. Whether your ancestors are the original colonists or later immigrants, nobody has any right to assert their right to be a citizen over anybody else. Hell, even the Native tribes came over from Asia. Let’s just think about what borders even mean anyways. When you look at pictures of the world from space, all you see is our planet earth. Humans migrated for centuries without borders, but now they seem to be an integral part of our world. Secondly, immigrants do not negatively affect the economy. “Illegal” immigration might, but the logical solution to that problem is to legalize the immigration. Some Americans say that their problem lies with the fact that these immigrants come “illegally”. But they aren’t trying to break the law. People would come here “legally” if they could. People call these humans criminals for breaking the law, but while were on the subject of human rights its important to remember that at one time it was “illegal” to help free a slave.
    Anyway, now that I’ve gone off on my immigration rant, what I really want to say is that people are going to have their disagreements no matter what. Even if we drew a line down the middle of the United States and said Republicans can live on the right and Democrats on the left, it wouldn’t solve our problems. We don’t just live in America, we live in the world. And the world has a lot of problems right now. And there are things that in our lifetimes are going to have to be worked out: Do we want to be a society for money, or a society for life? Personally, I think health care should be a human right. But I can see the counter arguments: If I have to pay for my neighbor’s health bill, then I don’t want him to be allowed to own a motorcycle: He’s more likely to get hurt.” However, it could be argued that perhaps we care too much about money and that we’ve come to rely on it too much, and we could decide as a society that we are okay with the possibility of paying more for my neighbor’s health bill because we know that he will be having fun.
    What it comes down to is this: We need to be able to have conversations. Dialogues. And in order to have a true dialogue, both parties need to enter the conversation with a willingness to change their minds. Otherwise, it’s just a shouting match.
    Anyway, now that I’ve gone off on my immigration rant, what I really want to say is that people are going to have their disagreements no matter what. Even if we drew a line down the middle of the United States and said Republicans can live on the right and Democrats on the left, it wouldn’t solve our problems. We don’t just live in America, we live in the world. And the world has a lot of problems right now. And there are things that in our lifetimes are going to have to be worked out: Do we want to be a society for money, or a society for life? Personally, I think health care should be a human right. But I can see the counter arguments: If I have to pay for my neighbor’s health bill, then I don’t want him to be allowed to own a motorcycle: He’s more likely to get hurt.” However, it could be argued that perhaps we care too much about money and that we’ve come to rely on it too much, and we could decide as a society that we are okay with the possibility of paying more for my neighbor’s health bill because we know that he will be having fun.
    What it comes down to is this: We need to be able to have conversations. Dialogues. And in order to have a true dialogue, both parties need to enter the conversation with a willingness to change their minds. Otherwise, it’s just a shouting match.

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