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Man Arrested for "Hoarding" Gas in 5 Gallon Buckets

 
deanoZXT
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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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Very unsafe and dangerous to anyone within like 100ft. There are all kinds of laws, state and local about 'approved' storage. OSHA and EPA regulations are a big deal, for safety. Some areas even require 'child proof' containers.
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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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This dude Is the biggest dumbass
A 3 gallon spill is a haz mat situation
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10669271


That's more of the current insanity. It mostly evaporates, big f***ing deal. But yes under current regs we're all supposed to run around like chickens with our heads cut off.
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Okay, forget about which side of the argument you are on here and do the following...

[link to www.nbcconnecticut.com]

Click that^^ link, look at the picture, and then answer the following...

Would you EVER carry 150 gallons of gasoline in your car that way?



:P
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What he did was dangerous, but his heart was certainly in the right place. I think arresting him was going way too far.
 Quoting: INK3


Yeah, how did ANYONE ever survive before they put in that regulation about approved gas cans?!?!?
 Quoting: Saddletramp


THIS.
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Okay, forget about which side of the argument you are on here and do the following...

[link to www.nbcconnecticut.com]

Click that^^ link, look at the picture, and then answer the following...

Would you EVER carry 150 gallons of gasoline in your car that way?



:P
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With the lids on, in the given circumstances ...

yes.
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11/05/2012 05:07 PM
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that is ridiculously stupid .
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If you answer yes, then that is why we have to have laws in place to protect people from themselves and others.

lol
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It was sooo dangerous, but the officer had no problem pouring the fuel back into the ground tanks.

Why did he not seal off the entire area and have a HAZMAT crew come out and fix this deadly situation?

Americans are coddled pansies, your grandfathers would be ashamed at your hand wringing. It is no wonder we are enslaved by regulations and statutes at every turn.

And this cop had plenty of time in this "deadly situation" to arrest 2 people and make some money for the city, all in the name of "SAFETY".

Idiots.
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He wasn't arrested for "hoarding". What a stupid-as-shit thread. He was arrested for having gasoline in unapproved containers. Had he been smart, he would have had them there with the pour spout very slightly loosened. But, what I want to know is WHY ARE THE FUCKING COPS STICKING THEIR NOSE IN OTHER PEOPLE'S BIZNESS! Get back to the donut shop, we'll all you servants when we need you.

People think gas is explosive because they watch way too much TV. The fact is, he'd have probably been just fine. Certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed but the cops have not business messing around with him and stealing his private property. ...unless he got his money back.

I'd say to the cops: but out. Nobody is getting hurt.

I'd say to the guy: Dude! Approved containters are "approved" because they have a vent and the lids won't plump up and pop off our split the bucket.

I'm guessing, however, that the tyranny squad would have arrested him regardless of what he had the gas it, approved or unapproved. Cops are bastards these days and they don't give a rats ass what good YOU, a mere peasant are trying to do. Pucker up, pigs. You won't catch me. Illegal searches and seizures not tolerated in my state.
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11/05/2012 05:16 PM

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It is illegal to dispense in buckets. He needs the correct type of container ot it could be bomb on wheers.Gas vapors are deadly and very flammable.

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It is illegal to dispense in buckets. He needs the correct type of container ot it could be bomb on wheers.Gas vapors are deadly and very flammable.
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Yet the officer did it to put the gas back into the ground tanks.

So its okay for an UNTRAINED police officer to handle the DEADLY DANGEROUS NUKE FUEL?

WAAAAAA!!! ITS ILLEGAL!!!! WAAAAAAA!!!

freaking babies...
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11/05/2012 05:21 PM

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Notice the orange color of the buckets. In some states approved containers are just a start. Technically, Diesel should be in a yellow approved container, kerosene in blue and gasoline in red.

But I live in the city. Just filling up my 2.5gal can for the lawnmower, people will look at me all like "is that even safe" look in there eyes.
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Over 350 MILLION gallons of gas get used every day in the US.

If gas was so deadly and dangerous as dumb asses on this thread are making out, statistically, there would be hundreds of deaths a day from it.

STFU already, it's not that dangerous.
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1200 pounds of gasoline in unvented buckets...come on people.

A car tank can hold over 20 gallons...fill that and siphon.
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11/05/2012 05:30 PM
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Lucky bastard at all, they did not shoot him or taser him to death, what seems quite common in the USA nowadays.
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11/05/2012 05:31 PM
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Over 350 MILLION gallons of gas get used every day in the US.

If gas was so deadly and dangerous as dumb asses on this thread are making out, statistically, there would be hundreds of deaths a day from it.

STFU already, it's not that dangerous.
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The uneducated stupidity of your comments are a perfect example of why restrictions and regulations for the handling of hazardous materials exist.
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11/05/2012 05:34 PM
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that sucks, because those are brand new buckets with good lids and everything, he planned it out, but damn you can't just get 30 buckets and expect to fill them all, maybe try 10 or 15...some guy on here said that it was loaded into paint cans and the lids weren't even on like the cops saved the world from another big explosion or terrorist, he's a fuckin idiot, the lids off one because it's most likely empty, the guy tried to help out, and he got fucked over, BUT it's good to hear people trying to help others
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Notice the orange color of the buckets. In some states approved containers are just a start. Technically, Diesel should be in a yellow approved container, kerosene in blue and gasoline in red.

But I live in the city. Just filling up my 2.5gal can for the lawnmower, people will look at me all like "is that even safe" look in there eyes.
 Quoting: deanoZXT


Thats because:

A) People are stupid because they have never really handled the stuff in a real situation.

B) They are scared of everything that moves or could lite.

C) They bow to the superious knowledge of the state that they've been brainwashed to accept, even though its all bullshit.

D) Because of A&B they believe all the crap hollywood pushes.

I've handled massive amounts of gasoline and diesel. The problem with unapproved containers is both venting and the unapproved containers can "melt", especially with gasoline.

Hehe. Try pouring gasoline into a styrofoam drinking cup if you don't believe me.

But, the worst problem this guy has is the fact that those lids have no vents. Gasoline volatile, meaning it produces pressure as it evaporates (Due much in part because of the butane they mix with it...). As such, the lids could pop off, releasing fumes. Not, this isn't a problem if you keep the windows open, however, in an enclosed area a spark from flipping a switch (turning on the dome light, adjusting the seat, etc) could lite them. No, it would not go !!!BOOOM!!!! and take out a city block. Fucking hollywood, they piss me off. What it would do, though, is lite the whold damn van on fire (including your hair) and in 5 mins you'd have an uncontrollable fire.

What he was doing was very unwise. I have, however, seen people do much dumber stunts for years and nothing happen. If you're careful, you can get by with a lot.

If the cops weren't jackboots, they would have said: "Hey, buddy! You've got an hour to pour those into approved containers. Until then, that van doesn't move." Instead, it sounds to me like they were just doing the jackboot two step and fucked him over.

I'm sure the 20 or so neighbors really appreciated the cop looking out for their "safety".
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Over 350 MILLION gallons of gas get used every day in the US.

If gas was so deadly and dangerous as dumb asses on this thread are making out, statistically, there would be hundreds of deaths a day from it.

STFU already, it's not that dangerous.
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The uneducated stupidity of your comments are a perfect example of why restrictions and regulations for the handling of hazardous materials exist.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25327582


Actually, uneducated would mean idiotic comments. So, in fact, your comment was the stupid one.

Restrictions and regulations are so the GOVERNMENT can make money off of things people do every day.

If it was so dangerous the OFFICER at the scene would have blown himself up pouring the gas back into the ground tanks.
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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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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


^this
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What he did was dangerous, but his heart was certainly in the right place. I think arresting him was going way too far.
 Quoting: INK3


Yeah, how did ANYONE ever survive before they put in that regulation about approved gas cans?!?!?
 Quoting: Saddletramp


THIS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27058084
yep. desperate times means desperate means..
it's like freakin madmax up in there.
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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


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.
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST

lol. wonder how that will work out for you when more sfan ?
this won't stop at NY.. the law won't be anybody's friend.
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Over 350 MILLION gallons of gas get used every day in the US.

If gas was so deadly and dangerous as dumb asses on this thread are making out, statistically, there would be hundreds of deaths a day from it.

STFU already, it's not that dangerous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334


The uneducated stupidity of your comments are a perfect example of why restrictions and regulations for the handling of hazardous materials exist.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25327582


Actually, uneducated would mean idiotic comments. So, in fact, your comment was the stupid one.

Restrictions and regulations are so the GOVERNMENT can make money off of things people do every day.

If it was so dangerous the OFFICER at the scene would have blown himself up pouring the gas back into the ground tanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334

The person I responded to comment's were uneducated and stupid. Gasoline is dangerous and statistics (had he studied any about it) would show that people do indeed kill themselves and others improperly handling gasoline.

The article says nothing about the police officer pouring the gas back into the underground tanks. It's highly doubtful he would do that.
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WOW! Cops must have nothing better to do!!!!!


Points in fact:
#1: that lid in the back of the van was opened to see what was inside by the cops who took the picture. Every other can was closed.
#2: those containers would NEVER expand enough to pop those lids. I don't care if you stored them like that for years!
#3: farmers have been pouring gas from plastic containers like that for years into generators and such
#4: Cops are a joke in this.
#5: If no other containers like the Gas can is available, this is a perfect substitute! People have been doing it for years.
#6: The gas station owner gets charged too??? WTF If someone robs his store should the gas station owner go to jail as an accomplice as well? Well should he?

What a useless system we have in place for our law enforcement when they can charge and arrest anyone for anything because there are way to many laws in place for them to do so. Whatever happened to freedom.

As for the terrorist aspect of this. Get your heads out of your own asses and out of other peoples. As if a van full of 4 gallon gas containers is going to do anything much. You don't need gas containers to light fires. Any judge worth his weight in awesomeness should throw this out and ask the officers why they are wasting his time! Then put the officers on probation and force them to go to some classes on ethics and humanism.

And if Humanism isn't a course....F you, it should be one, for everyone of these twats!
 Quoting: ZEROeffect


^^^^THIS!!!!
 Quoting: Saphira


Seriously, this man was bringing relief to his community and the centralized police state shit him the fuck down.

Think of all the gas he burned all for fucking nothing, because some idiot couldn't use fucking common sense and let the man deliver the fuel to starving, homeless, cold Americans.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8950


This.

It's got me thinking that gasoline is intentionally being limited in certain areas in NYC -- is that possible? A nasty thought for sure, but otherwise I'd think the cops would help this guy rather than stop him.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27058084


Hmm. Clearly, transporting gasoline is risky but you are totally right. The most effective thing for the police to have done would be giving him an escort (from a safe distance perhaps) to ensure safe passage and the redistribution of the gasoline.
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So what if these HD buckets are unvented?

The purpose of the vent is to replace the gas that is being poured with air.

The vent ensures that the gas doesn't "chug" out, but pours smoothly, thus making it safer.

The new style gas cans don't have a separate vent cap--it is built in to the nozzle (a tube within a tube)--to make pouring gas idiot proof.

So Nosaj, you are incorrect in a previous post.

You never want to vent a gas can when it is just sitting there, because the gas fumes will evaporate (gas has a very high vapor pressure and is very volatile).



So,


In this case, this guy was doing what he could to get gas where it was needed--in generators--to operate sump pumps, turn on heaters, warm up food/drinks, whatever.

Although there are safer ways to transport gas, this guy should be praised. Obviously, there isn't enough gas to go around right now.

Pouring the gas into a generator via a 5 gallon bucket isn't desireable, but under the circumstances...



The do-gooders who think the cops are OK arresting this guy and taking his gas--one day, you will get yours.
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Hmm. Clearly, transporting gasoline is risky but you are totally right. The most effective thing for the police to have done would be giving him an escort (from a safe distance perhaps) to ensure safe passage and the redistribution of the gasoline.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26592191


I can assure you the police would definitely not escort a vehicle that was transporting a hazardous material in an illegal and unsafe fashion for 80 miles
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All of the hand wringers in this thread, talking about the dangers,....


YOU, will not survive the future.



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I bet most of you believe you can light gas with a cigarette.
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alright, look at the picture....that is obviously not safe and poses an incredible danger driving the roads. his intentions were honest, but essentially, you just cant do that. he shouldve got actual gas canisters
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alright, look at the picture....that is obviously not safe and poses an incredible danger driving the roads. his intentions were honest, but essentially, you just cant do that. he shouldve got actual gas canisters
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27045447


Right, and I suppose they should have just taken their happy asses down to the corner quickie mart and gotten their own gas too.

Why don't they just flick the fucking lights on and turn up the thermostat while they at it.

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