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Man Arrested for "Hoarding" Gas in 5 Gallon Buckets

 
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Man Arrested for "Hoarding" Gas in 5 Gallon Buckets
In the great US of A, you get arrested for trying to help out your neighbors.

The state doesn't want you to think or act on your own, therefore you are arrested for circumventing the states "disaster" recovery aparatus.

Imagine what 5 gallons of gas would have done to help all those people surive a little longer.

Disgusting:

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Police arrested a 47-year-old New York man accused of filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets with gasoline on Saturday night.

According to investigators, Yunus Latif, of Richmond Hill, collected money from his neighbors, bought gas at a Valero station almost 80 miles away in Orange and planned to bring it back to his neighborhood, where they had no power and gas.
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He's obviously a terrorist!

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Search for the title before posting... I'm sure there will be several more of this post today and tomorrow.

The man and gas station owner were arrested for using 5 gallon paint buckets. Look at the picture of 30 buckets stacked in the van with the lids coming off.

It could be deadly to more than the van driver, k.
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Yep, probably going to bomb the shit out of a federal building.

Meanwhile, no fucking gas for you!!
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So I take it you wouldn't mind at all if your neighbour had gallons of gas stored incorrectly next door!
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In the great US of A, you get arrested for trying to help out your neighbors.

The state doesn't want you to think or act on your own, therefore you are arrested for circumventing the states "disaster" recovery aparatus.

Imagine what 5 gallons of gas would have done to help all those people surive a little longer.

Disgusting:

[link to www.nbcconnecticut.com]

Police arrested a 47-year-old New York man accused of filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets with gasoline on Saturday night.

According to investigators, Yunus Latif, of Richmond Hill, collected money from his neighbors, bought gas at a Valero station almost 80 miles away in Orange and planned to bring it back to his neighborhood, where they had no power and gas.
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King Bloomberg needs that gas for his fleet of limousines
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Arrested for buying and storing gas? Wow, just wow, god fucking dammit it all.
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Being a cop is such a joke profession.
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11/05/2012 10:33 AM
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
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Search for the title before posting... I'm sure there will be several more of this post today and tomorrow.

The man and gas station owner were arrested for using 5 gallon paint buckets. Look at the picture of 30 buckets stacked in the van with the lids coming off.

It could be deadly to more than the van driver, k.
 Quoting: Giftedest


I could give two shits about other threads, most good stories get lost forever here, so having the same topic posted more than once is the only way shit gets pinned that is important.

And yeah, we know he broke the law, but it just shows you how fucking desperate these people are.

And this bullshit about the lids expanding, that is complete bullshit, its all fucking plastic.

My plastic gas cans don't expand do yours?
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


And you exhibit the kind of stupid that proves most people have low IQ's and can't understand the written word.

They are not fucking paint cans, they are 5 gallon plastic buckets, made from the same plastic that all plastic gas cans are made from.
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


And you exhibit the kind of stupid that proves most people have low IQ's and can't understand the written word.

They are not fucking paint cans, they are 5 gallon plastic buckets, made from the same plastic that all plastic gas cans are made from.
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Yeah, and there is no safe way to pour from them, also these have no vents, you can see in the picture some of the lids are bulged with pressure... These "buckets" aren't designed to hold, transport and dispense gasoline safely.

They're lucky!
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


And you exhibit the kind of stupid that proves most people have low IQ's and can't understand the written word.

They are not fucking paint cans, they are 5 gallon plastic buckets, made from the same plastic that all plastic gas cans are made from.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8950


Yeah, and there is no safe way to pour from them, also these have no vents, you can see in the picture some of the lids are bulged with pressure... These "buckets" aren't designed to hold, transport and dispense gasoline safely.

They're lucky!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


Vents, are you people fucking morans, gas cans don't have vents, and in fact the US government has ruined the "gas can" forever by MANDATING THAT THEY BE MADE WITH NO VENTS.

NO VENTS

It abolished them de facto with new standards that every state had to adopt by 2009. So for the last three years, you have not been able to buy gas cans that work properly. They are not permitted to have a separate vent. The top has to close automatically. There are other silly things now, too, but the biggest problem is that they do not do well what cans are supposed to do.
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


And you exhibit the kind of stupid that proves most people have low IQ's and can't understand the written word.

They are not fucking paint cans, they are 5 gallon plastic buckets, made from the same plastic that all plastic gas cans are made from.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8950


Yeah, and there is no safe way to pour from them, also these have no vents, you can see in the picture some of the lids are bulged with pressure... These "buckets" aren't designed to hold, transport and dispense gasoline safely.

They're lucky!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


We have a lot of gas cans and a lot of HD buckets. The plastic of the buckets is sturdier than the plastic of the cans. You would pour liquid out of them just like you would pour paint out of them...through the hole which is closed until you open it to pour. Geez.
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Re: Man Arrested for "Hoarding" Gas in 5 Gallon Buckets
150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


That is dangerous, You cannot drive next to that or live next to that. In case of spill, and flame, there will be trouble..

Improperly stored gasonline shouldnt be allowed period, this is why we have laws.
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note to self. prepping comes before shtf...
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improper storage and transport of gasoline is dangerous and illegal.
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150 gallons of gas in paint cans?

That isn't hording, that is just plain stupid, the kind of stupid that gets people killed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


And you exhibit the kind of stupid that proves most people have low IQ's and can't understand the written word.

They are not fucking paint cans, they are 5 gallon plastic buckets, made from the same plastic that all plastic gas cans are made from.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8950


Yeah, and there is no safe way to pour from them, also these have no vents, you can see in the picture some of the lids are bulged with pressure... These "buckets" aren't designed to hold, transport and dispense gasoline safely.

They're lucky!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23793796


We have a lot of gas cans and a lot of HD buckets. The plastic of the buckets is sturdier than the plastic of the cans. You would pour liquid out of them just like you would pour paint out of them...through the hole which is closed until you open it to pour. Geez.
 Quoting: snark


Did you look at the picture?

These universal buckets have no vents (sealed gasoline builds pressure) there are no pour spouts, you'd have to remove the lid and pour it.

If it was one or two and only over a short distance maybe it would be okay.

But 150 gallons in those buckets, in the back seat of an SUV?

lol

I see the desperation angle and can appreciate it, but you must also appreciate the dangers. They should have put more thought into the containers.

I've seen first hand what can go wrong here and it isn't pretty.

People seem to have no idea how dangerous that much gasoline in one place can be... Pray you never find out the hard way.
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So I take it you wouldn't mind at all if your neighbour had gallons of gas stored incorrectly next door!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23755636


Apparently he was not going to store it, it would have been immediately distributed to a number of people for use in generators.

Yes, they should have used proper containers --but last time I checked stores were charging more than $20 for a five gallon plastic gas can so maybe that's part of why they didn't have them to use--or at least secured the lids on the makeshiftt gas carriers.

It is appalling that storm victims are suffering from hypothermia and starvation in that area, when food, water and warmth are less than hour away. Typical FEMA incompetence or something worse?

When people are desperate they often take dangerous chances.
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I agree it isn't safe to transport that much gasoline in that manner. However, unless someone plows into him there isn't much danger except to the man himself because of fumes. Gas cans do NOT have vents any more, and the National Guard in NJ was allowing people to fill up any type of container with gas. They "returned the gas to the underground storage facilities" in this man's case...did it get sold twice? Did he get his money back?
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The virtue of courage is a prerequisite for the practice of all other virtues, because otherwise one is virtuous only when virtue has no cost. There are times when something needs to be done, and yet we know that if we step up and do this needful thing, we will pay a heavy personal price. -C.S. Lewis
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That sounds kinda dangerous.
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Which is more dangerous?

Freezing to death from generators not running or possibly using the wrong container for gas?

The Government is here to protect you, even if it kills you in the process.

Was it the BEST option to haul gas like that? Nope.

Was it a better option then letting your children and others face freezing nights without power. Hell yes.

Of course, since the idiots on this thread are not facing the issue, they have no right to judge what they would do, nor what others have the right to do to protect their own.
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I agree it isn't safe to transport that much gasoline in that manner. However, unless someone plows into him there isn't much danger except to the man himself because of fumes. Gas cans do NOT have vents any more, and the National Guard in NJ was allowing people to fill up any type of container with gas. They "returned the gas to the underground storage facilities" in this man's case...did it get sold twice? Did he get his money back?
 Quoting: snark


Thank you man, that is what I'm trying to tell these assclown morans.

GAS CANS DON'T FUCKING VENT

So stop using that as the basis for your argument.

They DO NOT VENT FUCKTARDS!!!!!!!

OH and did I mention that

THEY DON"T FUCKING VENT!!!!!!

Stupid morans.
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Which is more dangerous?

Freezing to death from generators not running or possibly using the wrong container for gas?

The Government is here to protect you, even if it kills you in the process.

Was it the BEST option to haul gas like that? Nope.

Was it a better option then letting your children and others face freezing nights without power. Hell yes.

Of course, since the idiots on this thread are not facing the issue, they have no right to judge what they would do, nor what others have the right to do to protect their own.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334


I wonder how many people died because that gas didn't get delivered.
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Which is more dangerous?

Freezing to death from generators not running or possibly using the wrong container for gas?

The Government is here to protect you, even if it kills you in the process.

Was it the BEST option to haul gas like that? Nope.

Was it a better option then letting your children and others face freezing nights without power. Hell yes.

Of course, since the idiots on this thread are not facing the issue, they have no right to judge what they would do, nor what others have the right to do to protect their own.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334


Children need to be raised in a home and to have a wood stove or pellet stove for back up heat. Its what is done in the winter in the midwest and northern and mountain states. You cant place your lives 100 percent on the utility line and the gas station.
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Which is more dangerous?

Freezing to death from generators not running or possibly using the wrong container for gas?

The Government is here to protect you, even if it kills you in the process.

Was it the BEST option to haul gas like that? Nope.

Was it a better option then letting your children and others face freezing nights without power. Hell yes.

Of course, since the idiots on this thread are not facing the issue, they have no right to judge what they would do, nor what others have the right to do to protect their own.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334


Children need to be raised in a home and to have a wood stove or pellet stove for back up heat. Its what is done in the winter in the midwest and northern and mountain states. You cant place your lives 100 percent on the utility line and the gas station.
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


A big part of my planning several years ago was to install a small Jotul stove at my retreat location to supplement the oil furnace.

Having a wood stove is as important as water and food.

I have also amassed large stores of green and dried cord wood, practically hidden from view.

The stove is used 75% of the time and is incredible in the amount of heat it throws off.


Having redundancy in all aspects of your overall plan is critical. The best investment I ever made was purcahsing an AMETEK DC motor off ebay, I can use that thing as a wind turbine, or hook it up to my bicycle to charge batteries, of course these are supplemented by small and very small scale solar PV systems.
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I would highly discourage anyone from installing a pellet stove as most require electricity to fucntion properly.

Also, what happens when deliveries can't be made and you run out of pellets?

You are fucked.

With a wood stove you could burn your furniture if it came to that.
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I just hope that the people that have generators are syphoning gas out of all the cars that can't be used. Their should be lots of gas there.
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I would highly discourage anyone from installing a pellet stove as most require electricity to fucntion properly.

Also, what happens when deliveries can't be made and you run out of pellets?

You are fucked.

With a wood stove you could burn your furniture if it came to that.
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We installed a wood burning furnace a few years ago....28 cords of wood in the back and 7 in the basement.....My husband still thinks we need more. lol
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I would highly discourage anyone from installing a pellet stove as most require electricity to fucntion properly.

Also, what happens when deliveries can't be made and you run out of pellets?

You are fucked.

With a wood stove you could burn your furniture if it came to that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8950

We installed a wood burning furnace a few years ago....28 cords of wood in the back and 7 in the basement.....My husband still thinks we need more. lol
 Quoting: Blue Skies


I highly doubt you could store even 1 cord in your basement.
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Search for the title before posting... I'm sure there will be several more of this post today and tomorrow.

The man and gas station owner were arrested for using 5 gallon paint buckets. Look at the picture of 30 buckets stacked in the van with the lids coming off.

It could be deadly to more than the van driver, k.
 Quoting: Giftedest


9teen Yep I'm with the cops on this one, that guy must be insane.

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