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Old 07-30-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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FORT WORTH, Texas - The third time was an alarm for a Cadillac driver apparently loading up on free gas while posing as a stranded motorist. A police officer became suspicious the third time he saw the same man stopped on the side of a road next to his Cadillac with the hood up, said Charles Gonzalez, the area's neighborhood police officer.

Officer foils Cadillac driver's free gas plan - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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FORT WORTH, Texas - The third time was an alarm for a Cadillac driver apparently loading up on free gas while posing as a stranded motorist. A police officer became suspicious the third time he saw the same man stopped on the side of a road next to his Cadillac with the hood up, said Charles Gonzalez, the area's neighborhood police officer.
Good one, John . . . and a Cadillac no less! ! ! ! !
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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When I was in the USCG, it used to be popular for work-boats (shrimpers...) to go out until they ran out of fuel, call the CG and get towed back to port for free. After awhile, it became apparent that this problem was increasing in popularity. The CG started to refuel the boats and charge them for it. After many complaints from the boaters, this problem has become rare. Amazing! As for disabled cars, I often call the police and advise them of a driver in distress.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Very creative Texan. If it was me trying to pull it I'd probably get caught on the first time.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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As noted in the article though...what he did is not illegal. Unethical? Absolutely. Immoral? Certainly. Disgusting? Blatantly. But not illegal. If he hadn't had any warrants, Officer Short Shrift wouldn't have been able to do jack.
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