When you leave your things unattended, chances are some people will take it as an opportunity to help themselves to your items.
The same thing goes for cars. Many areas have signs encouraging drivers to lock their vehicles and take their valuables with them.
Some thieves take radios and wheels while others steal extra fuel. Gas thieves have become adept at siphoning it from parked vehicles.
Thanks to newer technology, it has become more difficult to access tanks. But some are just quick enough to complete the job with a bucket and a hose.
When gas thieves saw a bus they wanted to siphon from, they were glad thinking: bigger vehicle, bigger tank, and more profit for them.
But there was something about this bus that the would-be thieves forgot to consider, and they paid the ultimate stinky price.
It was at night when the thieves approached the vehicle. After their first attempt, they immediately left without taking a thing.
The next day, authorities saw a cap on the road next to the parked bus and realized what exactly happened. The thieves tried to siphon fuel out of the sewage tank!
When siphoning gas in the dark, you can get some of it in your mouth, which is bad enough. But getting some raw sewage?
Sgt. Heath Soutar with the Laverton Police said: “We can infer they beat a very hasty retreat, with a somewhat bitter taste in their mouth.”
The police also said that while they were searching for the thieves, they had ‘absolutely zero interest’ in recovering the stolen goods.
The Western Australia Police Force tweeted: “Would we be right to think some Random Breath Tests may help solve the crime?”
Hopefully, this incident gave the thieves some time to reflect. For now, their hilarious story gives readers a good laugh.
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