Attempted gas thief lights own pants on fire

Posted By Staff

Date: November 26th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

gasSecurity cameras outside an Oregon store were recording when a man attempting to siphon gas from a U-Haul truck lit his own pants on fire.

Portland Fire & Rescue investigators said the U-Haul truck and a van were found engulfed in flames about 7 a.m. Monday and security camera footage from a nearby store recorded a man fleeing the scene with his pants on fire.

Investigators said they determined the man had been trying to use tubes to steal gas from the U-Haul truck when the fuel apparently ignited.

“Something ignited that gasoline caught fire. We don’t believe this is what the individual intended,” Lt. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue told KOIN-TV.

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