BC Gas thief tries to avoid rising prices
It's no secret that high gas prices are hurting everyone - I pretty much cry everytime I have to put gas in my car - but some people are tackling the problem in a different way.
A 38-year-old man from Victoria man is now in hospital with severe burns after he caught on fire while siphoning gas from cars.
At 4 a.m. Monday, Victoria police received two calls of vehicles on fire.
Police believe a man siphoning gas from rental trucks started a fire in a U-Haul vehicle. The man fled in a second vehicle but the fire spread to the car he was driving.
He bailed out of the vehicle and attempted to extinguish the flames. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and is facing criminal charges.
I don't want to say he deserved it but I know I would be incredibly angry if I came out of my house to go to work and someone had stolen all my gas.
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As all of you in BC know, the carbon tax kicked in today, and some of us care, and some of us don't.
My wife got me panicked this morning because she said there was a “24 cent” per litre gas tax starting tomorrow. I said “WHAT?” and promptly got online to confirm. It’s actually 2.4 cents per litre. When I usually fill up, I put $50 in. A 2.4 cent per litre gas tax means I’m paying an exta 80 cents at the pump when I fill up. OH NO!!!! TIME TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT!!!! 80 CENTS! RISE UP AND SMITE OUR OPPRESSORS!!!! THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET $30 - $50 per year MORE FROM THIS CITIZEN!!!
According to some doomsday scenarios, spiking gas prices could turn the cul-de-sacs and two-car garages that surround North America’s cities - built over the past 60 years and designed for the convenience of people with cars - into tomorrow’s slums.
The predictions for the most part come from subscribers to the theory of “peak oil,” which holds that crude prices will shoot permanently upward as global demand outstrips dwindling supply, ruining the economy. But their predictions are getting a second look now, as suburbanites, especially in the United
States, grumble at the rising price of a fill-up.
Some warn the cost of gasoline will make the most sprawling U.S. suburbs so unattractive that housing values there will collapse, forcing many people to abandon their homes for urban areas better served by public transit and leaving only squatters, criminals and those who can’t afford to leave the outskirts. Could it happen in Canada? Many experts doubt that gas prices, while bound to rise, will shoot up so suddenly as to strangle the suburbs, which do not sprawl to the extent that many do in the U.S. But it is clear that a shift away from the traditional suburb is also under way in Canada.
Note: the video is about gas thieves around the world.