Gas Siphoning

Nashville, TN Since the grab for gas started authorities say they've had reports of people siphoning gas from cars parked on streets and in apartment complexes. Thieves also recently drained the tanks of a few mail trucks parked at the Highway 100 Post Office.

Robert Craig of O'Reilly's Auto Parts says gas cap lock sales have more than doubled in the last 48 hours.

Craig says, "People are just afraid that they can fill up with gas and somebody comes right behind them and draw their gas out and of course, that's causing them to fill up again."

The gas gap locks come with a key and they run about 15 or 20 bucks.
Unless your the key holder, you're not getting into the tank. Which is why right now, authorities say so many middle Tennesseans want one.

Triple "A" District Manager, Jim Lott says he's hearing reports of people siphoning gas, fighting at gas stations, and drivers cutting each other off.

Lott says, "When you can't find it, people look for easier ways out."

Lott says full and partial fuel shipments continue to pour into Nashville and gas stations "should" catch up by Friday if people just give it a chance.

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