Car Thief Caught When He Asks Police for Gas Help

If you’re going to steal a car, don’t look to the cops for help with the gas.

Officers in West Fargo, North Dakota, report busting a young guy who wanted a gas voucher.

Assistant Chief Mike Reitan says the 19-year-old showed up at a police station looking of a gas chit. The department works with a local charity to provide gas help in emergencies.

The young suspect told police he had to get to funeral in Wisconsin. Reitan tells The Forum the car the young man was driving had been reported stolen.

Officers took him to jail.

(West Fargo Pioneer)