Farmers lock up your diesel and gas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by AussieSharon, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    With the rising gas prices there have been a string of thefts around the country of farm diesel and gas. I read of 1 farmer in TN to who had 300 gallons stolen.

    Thieves pull up at night, even bring their own hoses and take what gas they can.
  2. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    I've heard about that happening too.[​IMG]

  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    I've been thinking the same about my fuel oil tank. Especially come winter, cold people will do desparate things.
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I dropped my car off at a mechanic's for a glow plug replacement. He kept it for a week with various excuses as for why he hadn't gotten to it yet. When I finally picked it up, he'd put 200 miles on it. I think he was using it for runs to the parts store or for commuting to his house.

  5. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    guess you won't be going back to that shop again. ARGHHHHHHH

    At least you know he test drove it after the repairs
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Better stock up on some, well, bu__ets. You fill in the blanks.

    See, we have a bunch of people in this country that has no common sense whatsoever. They don't know how to stock up, plant, preserve, be self sufficient, do things on their own, mind their own business, etc.etc. and these are the ones that will be coming in our yards trying to take what we have worked hard on stocking up on.

    Come on villans, I'm ready for ya. :mad:

    And mom'sfolly--- I would have turned that man in so fast, his head would have spun off his shoulders. My sister had that problem and she hired a lawyer, she won the case. She didn't have to pay one red cent of court cost (he did), He had to pay her attorney fees, she got her money back from the mechanic (around$3000), and he had to pay $1500.00 to boot to my sister.
    Tell me that won't make a head spin.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2008
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I just wonder what is REALLY going on.

    I have a friend who has a ranch in Mexico. He goes down regularly to do chores but comes back with the max (119 gallons plus) that he can bring back over the border. Diesel fuel there is $2.04 a gallon. Here is is $4.80+ a gallon.

    Has our dollar devalued that much?

    Are there folks like George Soros out there buying up oil futures so that the price of gas in our country soars, ruining our economy?

    Will the fed continue the devaluation of our dollar by keeping interest rates low?... the housing industry has already bottomed out, why not give our country some clout again by raising interest rates and making our dollar worth something?

    OK, I'll get down off of my soap box now, but I wonder if there have been folks out there trying to ruin our economy on purpose because there is an election around the corner.
  8. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    We are having the same problem here.
    and my hubby has caught them by sleeping out by the steps with a loaded 12 gauge.and when he seen them come in the moonlight he loaded the barrel and one girl screamed and they ran ,we thought that would do the trick nope they are still trying to come in the middle of the night around here and even worse another town over the are sneaking underneath cars punching holes in the gas tanks and draining gas in pans or hubby sit outside at night with a gun now every weekend this is getting old.yeah cops know and have tried to catch em with not much luck sitting out here wont help either they wont come around at all. so Im just waiting till they take my can of special gas;) half old gas half bleach and cant wait to find there car dead down the road works better than sugar!![​IMG]
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Better stock up on some, well, bu__ets. You fill in the blanks.

    BUCKETS??? [​IMG]

    Ya we have fuel oil and tons of full gas cans in our pole shed so were going to be locking those things up! Some people will be getting VERY desperate as gas prices rise!​
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We've had this issue on and off for years...even when gas was cheap. If you put a lock on it they'll just cut the hose and when they get what they want they'll let the rest drain out on the ground.

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