Siphoning someone else’s fuel is obviously a crime. It is just stealing directly from another person’s car. A group of Australian thieves tried to do exactly that. However, many people were happy when they got their comeuppance.
In the middle of the night in a quiet part of Australia, the group of would-be-thieves found a seemingly quiet tour bus. All set to commit their dastardly deed, they undid the fuel cap and sucked the fuel through a tube to begin the siphoning.
However, it wasn’t fuel at all. The opportunistic robbers had mistaken the waste tank and the fuel tank, leaving them with a mouthful of sewage for their troubles. They immediately ran off, with police finding the bus’s fuel load untouched.
Laverton Police Sen. Sgt Heath Soutar told The West Australian about the criminals.
“We can infer they beat a very hasty retreat, with a somewhat bitter taste in their mouth,” he said. Trust the Aussies to crack a joke.
Besides that, Sen. Sgt Soutar also mentioned that police were looking for the offenders, but “have absolutely zero interest” in recovering the stolen goods. And who can blame them? If anything, the thieves did the tour bus a favor, emptying it of human waste. I’m sure the maintenance staff will thank them and waiver the grimmest job this time around.
Hey all. Only in LA. We are looking into this one and following our nose for some leads. Hoping to crack the case. pic.twitter.com/jbaUBsI10Z
— Laverton Police (@LavertonPol) January 16, 2016
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