Man that caused explosion has record of gas theft

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MIAMI (AP) -- Miami police say a 46-year-old man that allegedly caused an explosion at a gas station had previously been arrested for stealing large amounts of gasoline.

The Miami Herald reported that Onelio Castro was arrested Friday after a minivan exploded at a Marathon gas station. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll said a 150-gallon tank and a pump used to siphon gas was inside the minivan.

Miami-Dade court records show Castro faces charges of first-degree grand theft, second-degree arson and other felonies.

Castro was convicted for possession of an illegal gasoline storage tank in 2010. He was accused by Boca Raton police of grand theft after a vehicle he was driving was found with a 500-gallon plastic tank, 55-gallon drum filled with fuel and other items to steal gas.




 
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