Conversion Van for the Recession: Gasoline Theft-Mobile Rigged for Big-Time Siphoning

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Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Jared DeSanti and Robert Jeter are accused of stealing hundreds of gallons of gas. The third suspect, George Brabakos, is not pictured.

According to Phoenix police, these guys really suck.

Using a van equipped with removable floorboards and a 450-gallon tank, the suspects cruised around town and siphoned up rivers of gasoline from underground fuel tanks.

We have to give them an A for effort. For the plan's execution, though, the crime-class grade drops to a solid F. 


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Circle K had alerted its employees to the crappy, old, white van after losing a bunch of gas recently at the chain's 5127 North 43rd Avenue location.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on Monday, a Circle K worker at 1802 West Union Hills Drive heard an alarm go off that signaled an underground tank was losing a massive quantity of fuel. The clerk looked outside, saw the white van and called police, who arrived "in about a minute," according to Phoenix police Detective James Holmes.

The cops immediately arrested Jared Desanti, 36, and George Brabakos, 38, then called a hazardous-materials unit out to inspect the leaky van. When police opened the locked doors at the back of the van, they found Robert Jeter, 35, unconscious from the fumes. They also found a handgun.

Jeter recovered, and the trio was booked into county jail on suspicion of armed burglary.



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(Van images by Phoenix PD).




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wrong picture of jared. And for the dumb cunt saying he s the walking dead pissing every one off. He s not the walking dead hes a fucking good guy I've known him for year hes fucking smart and talented and fuckin cool as hell so dont fucking hate on him bitch. and whats rong with fuckin any thing that walks.


Your all trippin. Total jarad behavior. Not the right pic though.

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ya freaking right . are you kidding me he is the walking dead pissing everyone off and humping everything that walks . oh not to mention he got no time served for any of this crime and he owned the VAN..

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