Brilliant Thieves Suck Bus Fuel— Er, No, Sewage

By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Brilliant Thieves Suck Bus Fuel— Er, No, Sewage
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Turns out that stealing gas from a tour bus is more nuanced than one might think, as demonstrated by a would-be thief or set of thieves earlier this month in Australia. In what the Mirror refers to as a simple case of "mixing up poo and petrol," Laverton cops say the perps tried to remove gas from the tour bus as it was parked overnight, using the tried-and-true siphoning method, but they apparently picked the wrong tank, the West Australian reports.

Instead of the fuel tank, the suspects got their hands—and mouths—on the waste tank, meaning they likely sucked up some raw sewage during the siphoning spree. "We can infer they beat a very hasty retreat, with a somewhat bitter taste in their mouth," a local police sergeant tells the paper, adding cops have "absolutely zero interest" in recouping the poop. They still do want to track down the suspects, though—hopefully by "word of mouth," the sergeant adds. (Remember that "toxic poopsicle" in Indiana?)

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