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Chicago man arrested in gas stealing scheme

Police in suburban Riverside foiled a gas stealing scheme after a month long investigation.

On Friday, Riverside police arrested Darius Williams, 35, of the 400 block of Irvine in Hillside, and according to officials he gave a full confession detailing the scheme.

According to police, Williams and another man were first caught on security cameras siphoning gas at a 7-Eleven at 26th Street and Harlem Avenue on Jan 20.

Williams somehow disabled the pump’s measuring device, police said. His SUV was later searched and officers found 10 5-gallon water bottles, a hose and pump used for siphoning gasoline, and other materials used for transporting fuel, police said.

“The defendant in this case gave a full statement that he and another individual known as ‘Mike the gas man’ conceived this plan to steal gasoline and then sell it on the West Side of Chicago,” Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said in a press release.

Williams was charged with retail theft of motor vehicle fuel and criminal damage to property.

“Mike the gas man” remained at large Saturday night, police said.

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22 Comments to “Chicago man arrested in gas stealing scheme”

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 3, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    He's black? Shocking, well not really.

      Tired of Cowards said:
      February 3, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      That's right…you'll stay as anonymous as possible when you make such comments. Cyber-coward!

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        Lovely defense. Spare me. The point is another black committed a crime, again. I could have seen that one coming if I was blind.

        Tired Cowards, II said:
        February 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

        Interesting to see that blacks aren't the ones shooting up schools and killing children. Who are you more afraid of? Your children being shot at school or your gas being stolen? *I'll wait* get a life coward. I dare you to tell an African American how you REALLY feel.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        You use a psychotic idiot as a defense? There is a great difference between an African American and a dumb black jackass doing what he does best and then crying about it or blaming society dumbass. You have no defense for that but to make your dumb comments trying to turn it into something else. I hear Jesse is looking for a new wing man. Please apply.

    Tired of Cowards said:
    February 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Lovely side track from the point. I guess that's what a cyber-coward does.

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Cyber-coward that's funny as hell. And the point is what? Oh, that's right, another of your beloved brothers committed another crime and you have no defense for the truth.

      Tired of Cowards said:
      February 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      You're still sidetracked I see…The point IS, that you make unintelligent racist claims, yet you offer no real solution to anything and, most importantly, all the while you hide like a coward behind anonymity.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        Your breaking my heart. I say it in public too and don't really give a s h i t. You are what you are and unless you act differently the truth hurts. You jump on racist remarks only because you have nothing else to defend the truth of the matter. Another daily crime, another black did it.

        Tired of Cowards said:
        February 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

        Where do you say it in public? Prove it, I'd like to see. Otherwise, which again it proves THE POINT of you just being a cyber-coward, you're a liar too.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

        You still don't have defense. Oooh Cyber coward and now liar. Keep trying, you still have nothing to use to defend against me being right and another one of your beloved brothers doing what they do best.

    I said it said:
    February 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Blacks steal gas, whites kill 20 helpless children

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Great defense. A random killing by a deranged idiot vs daily robberies and killings. Keep trying.

      guess said:
      February 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      I'D RATHER HE STEAL GAS THAN TO GO AND SHOOT UP A SCHOOL, MALL, OR MOVIE THEATER… WHOS HE HURTING NOT U, GAS CAN BE REPLACED, BUT A LIFE CANT…..

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

        Another laughable defense that doesn't change the point of another of your black brothers doing what they do best.

        Paul said:
        February 3, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        I'd rather see him behind bars or buried in the cemetary. He won't be missed by society.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

        Then we get to support him for the next 10 years. A better idea is to put him back on a boat and send him home. We only have to pay for that once.

        guess said:
        February 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        And if they were to put him back on the boat, ya momma would swim over to bring him back, so she can keep gettin that BLACK MANDINGO POLE…..

        guest said:
        February 3, 2013 at 10:45 PM

        ok both of u. arent u tired of arguing about race on the net? This has been going on since about 2000.

    John said:
    February 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    They should make him drink all the gas he stole.

    guest said:
    February 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Just found out this moron works for the CTA

    Gas is too damn high said:
    May 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Nice that google puts an add for a gas pump for $12.99 to give everyone else the idea. I'm going to get a locking gas cap for my car.

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