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PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they have arrested a suspected gas siphoning bandit in Palmdale.

The incident was reported about 11:52 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot in the 400 block of West Palmdale Boulevard.

A statement issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies responded to the location following a gas theft call.

According to the statement, deputies arriving on scene found a large amount of gas on the ground, as well as, a truck they say had been “equipped to steal fuel.”

“The truck was modified with a large, unattached, auxiliary fuel tank in the truck bed, which was full of fuel,” the statement added.

Deputies subsequently located 43-year-old Danny Hales of Lancaster whom they arrested on suspicion of grand theft.

Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call Lt. Cory Kennedy, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Detective division at (661) 272-2506.


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