Police: Gas Siphoning On The Rise

HINSDALE, Ill. (WBBM) — Here is something to think about the next time you’re draining your wallet to pay to fill up your gas tank – could someone steal your gas?

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, in Hinsdale last week, someone siphoned 18 gallons of gasoline form a vehicle.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Hinsdale Deputy Police Chief Mark Wodka says siphoning is much more prevalent than police know, because most people wouldn’t even notice a few gallons missing.

“Users who share their vehicle – they may be missing a few gallons here or there, and they may not even realize that they’ve been the victim of this kind of theft,” Wodka said, “and that would go unreported.”

Wodka said also says someone drove away this week from a Hinsdale gas station without paying.

Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association executive vice president Bill Fleischli says this is not a surprise.

“Drive-offs can be more prevalent when the price of gas gets up to a point that people find unacceptable,” Fleischli said.

  • will kill for free

    expect murders to go up cuz that what i gonna do if i catch my gas being siphoned.

  • Taxpayer 2

    Doing wrong is always unacceptable, especially in God eye sight. Read His Word the bible. You reap what you sow. This is a spiritual law.

    Satin can come in our flesh. Evil thought conceives desire. Then sin cause death! And death equal curse. The Book of James talks about this.

    Jesus Christ came, so that they can have life and have it more abundantly. God bless.

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  • Char

    Yes Really! Thank you Jesus. Keep us all safe from and away fro evil doer’s. Very well put. Taxpayer. God Bless you. And TY

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