PTC nabs gas-siphoning thief

Harrie Rodriquez Mapp, 30, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with stealing gas from a local gas station.

Cops: Suspect paid for a little, but got a lot of gas

An Atlanta man has been collared by Peachtree City police for stealing large quantities of gas from a local gas station.

Harrie Rodriguez Mapp, 30, used a white van that had a large gasoline holding container inside, police said. The local investigation began when a local gas station complained of the gas theft in which a subject in a van purchased a relatively small amount of gas but pumped a much larger quantity without paying for it, police said.

It was later determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports, and Mapp was arrested Tuesday, police said.

Mapp, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with one felony count of theft by taking and misdemeanor criminal trespassing, police said. Also the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division inspected Mapp’s van, resulting in further charges including: driving without a commercial driver’s license, driving an unsecured load, driving without hazardous materials shipping papers and failure to comply with hazardous materials procedures.

Police have not revealed how Mapp was able to pay small amounts for gas but get the larger quantity in return.

Anyone with information on this or other incidents is asked to call detectives at 770-631-2510 or the city’s crime and narcotics information hotline at 770-487-6010. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Sam's Club....took the

one day free pass. Did not impress me....the prices were not that great, in fact, some things were higher in price. Even if Sam's Club was open to the public without any membership fees, I doubt if we would make a special trip just to go there and make our purchases. I really don't see any advantage of having to pay a premium fee to join just for the privelege of shopping there.

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how d do dat

Just a guess

Had suction pump attached to nozzle that pulled in gas after a small purchase to prime his apparatus was complete. You'll be able to buy one of these on the internet by next week.

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Gasoline hold-up

I was robbed the other day. I filled up the beast and it cost just over $76. Who do I call for that? :-)

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Cy & Robbery

Easy, get a vehicle with a smaller tank!

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I used to be able to fill up my Honda for $10.-----about 10 yrs

ago and now a fill-up is over $50.00---guess I will be looking into an electric golf cart soon----

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Gee Gym,

Is that all I need to do? ...................................

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Cy & Gas

Yep, that'll doer--oh, and don't drive it! I can't remember the last I actually filled the 25 gal tank on my truck! I suspect it was more than 6 yrs ago when I used to tvl to Jax to fish 2 or 3 times a yr.

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AHG. 6years??

I know you must be stretching it a little bit with the "its been 6 years since last fill up" comment but it made me wonder what would happen to a tank of gas if it just aged 6 years in a vehicle gas tank. Would you have to chip it out?

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SPQR & Fillup

Nope, not stretching it at all. Since I don't drive the truck much, I only put in 5 gals or so at the time.The 6 yrs deal is because I had a stroke Feb 2005 and haven't been driving since because of vision problems.

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I hear you. I also have one parked that I almost never drive and sometimes wonder why I keep it and what's going to happen to it. I wonder if you can mothball a car like they do ships? Oh well,carry on.

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Lets see; 5 gallons at

$5.00 a gallon would come to.....applying new math.........ding....$25. Heck Gym how do you afford it?

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Cy & Gas

Easy--I'm frittering away our children's inheritance!

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children's inheritance!

Sorry, haven't you heard the guv needs that money. Something to do with running a street car in Atlanta.

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Hey I read somewhere that those Fed dollars may NOT come to town--think it would be a waste.
AwRevoir, TootSweet and all that stuff!

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I don't know Gym,

Mayor Mohammed Kasim Reed, just the other day, was touting that money from the guv.

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Gasoline was $3.04 yesterday...

today it is $3.14. Tomorrow it could be.................................

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Gas was $3.04 a gallon...

back on 2/23. Will $4.50 or more be the norm by Memorial Day?

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Memorial Day gasoline prices

At the current rate of increase - a tad over a penny a day since 2/24 - the price of regular will be around $4.20. Factor in tomorrow's state sales tax increase, the EPA required summer gasoline blend and, the normal summer pricing ramp up; it will probably be in the neighborhood of $4.35.

We better hope a major hurricane does not hit the gulf coast region this year.

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Cyclist - I will

I will make a prediction here, Bacon can join in too because he likes to predict inflation, etc. Here goes.....

Oil will be $90 or below by July 1st and gas prices will start falling by August 30th.

Why?

1) Demand will crash because we will go deeper into the Great Recession.
2) August federally mandated seasonal "boutique" gas mixtures needed to meet the Clean Air Act will expire. These mandates for large cities are harder to refine, take refinery capacity due to lower output, and cost more overall than "normal" gas.
3) Summer driving season will be over.

I predict under $3 per gallon gas by September.

What's the solution to higher gas prices? Get government out of the gas business, deregulate, and let the oil companies build refining and well capacity. If we don't do this then we should complaint about $4+ gas prices.

What's the solution to energy shortages and higher electrical power charges? Same answer. We can save a whole lot of money in the budget if we disband the Energy Department, worthless entitlement department.

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I sure hope you are right. The mighty jet company consumes over 8M gallons of kerosene a day. Any reduction in prices helps a lot on the bottom line.

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solution is clear, the courage to implement it is sorely lacking in Washington.

Not allowing the economy to work is a formula for destruction.

The "vision" of a clean pristine world absent oil, coal, and natural gas is folly. We will soon find this out as other nations find, refine, and use sources of energy we shun.

These nations will rule the world we live in.....to our utter shame.

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Gasoline Prices

Wednesday $3.04, Thursday $3.14, Friday $3.24. Does anyone else see a pattern here? $4.00 very soon?

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Gasoline Prices

Lets see, today it's $3.35.

In Paris, I paid 23 Euros for about 14 liters which comes to.......applying modern math........ding...add Euro/USD conversion....ding....$8 per gallon.

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Cy, as of today at Kroger at Croaatown

Gas was 3.64/gal.

Racetrack on the hill at Crosstown was 3.79.

Expect $4.00 any day now.

Yes, my F150 is parked in the driveway and will remain so until I really need it.

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Gas prices at Sam's Club in Sharpsburg...

March 2nd........$3.22

April 1st........$3.39

April 18th.......$3.65 (tonight)

13% increase in less than 7 weeks.

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Moe

I wonder when an equilibrium will be reached to stabilize this ever dizzying climb?

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Cy

I wish I could say soon, as this is really crimping my style. I like to be on the open road whenever the mood strikes, and to have to think first, well, this just isn't cutting it. And I do NOT have a gas guzzler, by any means.

What really got me was last Thursday evening on ABC news, George Stephanopoulos got an interview with Barak Hussain and he said to his highness that ABC had polled people and asked them what was their biggest concern right now...and before George could finish the question, Barry burst out LAUGHING and said, "I already know the answer, gas prices, right??" A big haha joke for him. Would your ever see any LEADER find the humor in that? I almost unplugged the flat screen and sent it out the window like a frisbee.

How long before the siphoning starts again? Remember when we didn't have to lock the gas cap up?

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Moe,

How long before the siphoning starts again? Remember when we didn't have to lock the gas cap up?

Ah yes, the infamous Oklahoma credit card.

BTW, I watched some of his town hall speech today. Bless his little old heart, he does try.

I wonder how tax cheat Geithner is making out these days. He knows darn good and well what's going on with the economy but I suspect he can't "spill" the beans.

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cy-very small doses

that's all I can stand of Mr. Treasury and Mr. I'm in Campaign Mode Again.

I'm getting in my low-powered low-tech 4 wheeler and going out to have lunch on this bright warm sunny spring day and leave the rest of the world to it's own for now. Nothing like a warm breeze and green trees and blue skies above to help you reset yourself. Hope your two or three wheels take you to the same today!

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We Are Building a New Refinery!

But it looks like we missed the mark by a continent or so: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-plan-284-billion-loan-oil-refinery -GP

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moe "The President"

Lack of respect is a dumb thing to do even for an enemy! It indicates frustration and helplessness on the part of the person performing it.

To give him four names and never use the word President certainly only harms the one showing such tackiness.

I'm sure Nixon would have given a big "harumphh," with a dead serious face and a tone of concern about stupid gas prices when tens of thousands are in danger in a half dozen current wars! It is not like the President made gas prices too high!

I personally despise those who put on a "show," as politicians. Like a President yelling dumb stuff into a bull horn at a catastrophe, then starting a bigger catastrophe; or, walking out on a carrier deck under a sign saying, "mission accomplished," That was 8-9 years ago!

It stirs up shallow thinkers and gets stupid votes, but is of no value.
Like Bible thumping screamers who steal from the dumb, they are of no real value to the country.

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round-barak hoosain

lack of respect and tackiness obviously are 2 traits you and big ears have in common. Oh, and I think dumb and no real value should be there, too.

No frustration or helplessness here, just pointing out the moron "leadership" you and others voted into office.

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Wrong

The facts are this presidents energy policies are the problem, that is unless you are some kind of bed-wetting liberal that chooses to continue to blame Bush. How's that closing Gitmo, ending wars, healing oceans, hopey-changey thing working out for you? -GP

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Energy policies GP?

Ya'll listen to too much talk radio. Domestic oil production has risen since Obama took office after falling under Bush. There are more wells in production now than there were under Bush too. Prices are high because of speculators. There is actually a glut of oil on the market now.

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JeffC - This

may be true, I don't know, but I am sure it had nothing at all to do with Mr. Obama's policies. It likely has more to do with the price of oil.

The problem here is that for the last (at least) six Presidents we have had no coherent energy policy, BTW, "coherent" policy out of the government is an oxymoron.

We simply need to get the government out of the energy business altogether.

This is not Obama's fault, it is the fault of the American people for putting their engery supply needs in the hands of the government for the last 40 years.

Let's begin fulfilling the domestic needs of our country, begin drilling, and build some domestic refining capacity. Let's do it now before it's too late.

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PTCO, I believe you are mistaken

Oil is not in the hands of the government, this is free market capitalism.

The Financial Times reports: "...the US was the largest contributor to the increase in global oil supplies last year over 2009, and is on track to increase domestic production by 25 per cent by the second half of the decade."

US oil production revives

There is no oil shortage. The US had 333 million barrels of oil on hand to refine in January. Now we have 359 million barrels. There is an oil glut and Saudi Arabia is considering cutting production to compensate.

Nor do we need more refineries. Refinery utilization today is barely at 84%.

Refinery Utilization and Capacity

The US uses 18 million barrels of oil a day. Speculators trade a little over 226 million barrels of oil contracts a day; twelve times as much oil as is used. Estimates are that this has added $1.50/gallon to the price of gasoline. Here's Bloomberg:

Blame High Oil Prices on Speculators and Bernanke

The price of oil is driven by free market speculators. Capitalism at work.

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We have always had a coherent energy policy!

Use everyone elses oil first, then ours---even by war.

Been true since the 1800s.

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Come now GP

Blaming our President for a price increase on a barrel of oil is a little shallow don't you think? Let's look a little deeper. Maybe our dependence on the product and the ability for other countries to raise money when they need it. The unrest in the Middle East and North Africa maybe? Look to resolve and not to blame will help us faster than just blaming everything on our current president.Roundabout said it well.

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T-Man - "Look to resolve and not to blame"

"Look to resolve and not to blame" is today's typical liberal speak for "it's not my fault". One must first establish the cause of the problem (blame) before the resolution can even start to begin. Obama and his anti-American policies (including his energy policies) bear the blame for the vast bulk of our current national problems. Someone here please give me one example of something Obama has NOT screwed up.

George W. Bush was not one of my favorite presidents but these days you are much more likely to see a bumper sticker that says "Miss Me Yet" with "W"s picture on it than not. After over two years of hearing "It's Bush's fault" from Obama and his camp you come to the point whre it just dosn't fly anymore.

Try Google(ing) "Worst President in American History" and see what you get these days.

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"Worst President in American History"
MajorMike wrote:

Try Google(ing) "Worst President in American History" and see what you get these days.

I just did as you suggested. The first link goes to a US News and World Report article that ranks American Presidents from first to worst.

Post WWII Presidents, as of 2010:

  • Harry Truman 9th Best
  • Ike 10th Best
  • JFK 11th Best
  • Bill Clinton 13th Best
  • Barack Obama 15th Best
  • Lyndon Johnson 16th Best
  • Ronald Reagan 18th Best
  • G.H.W. Bush 22nd Best
  • Gerald Ford 28th Best
  • Richard Nixon 30th Best
  • Jimmy Carter 32nd Best
  • The Wartime Deserter 38th Best

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I'm surprised Reagan is rated as high as he was, since he had one of the most corrupt presidential cabinets ever.

Eisenhower was 10th and Kennedy 11th, I'd have rated LBJ and Clinton over both. Nixon accomplished much more than Reagan. Truman ranks way too high.

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Cyclist old buddy

I kind of hate to mention it but since bicycles don't use gas I would think you would be proposing a more bicycle friendly agenda for our roadways. I'm just sayin'. They are the most energy efficient mode of transportation, I hear that they can run on peaches and cream.

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carbon absolutely

I can back that. In fact, I had that very same discussion with G35 Dude aka The Dawg last October regarding road rights. But, I am also realist and know that bicycles will probably fall short of acceptance in most parts of this country. Unless a whole bunch of money - which we ain't got - is released to accommodate bicycles, cyclists will be seen as competition of road resources.

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Just a steady march to Mr. Obama's green economy.

He absolutely loved BP, and now "democracy" blooming throughout the Middle East, what could be better than that?

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Our transportation scene will take on a new landscape soon if this rate continues. That is, if our current economy can make it. As we both know, every oil "shock" has a subsequent economic dip.

I wonder if those exploration assets are still in the gulf or have they moved on to "greener" pastures?

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It's Obama's fault

It's Obama's fault that the price of gasoline is so high. When W left office, oil was $40 per barrel.

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Funny...

I've yet to see/hear a single story about gas being high and folks blaming the POTUS.

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Blame Quaddafi

It would seem that the unrest in Libya has added a minimum of 6 cents per gallon to the price of gasoline. The very best oil in the world ("sweet crude") comes from Libya. It's the cheapest to refine. Since the unrest in Libya, European refineries are in a panic, since they are unable to refine "sour crude". Europe now has to import sweet crude from elsewhere, driving up the price. NY Times Story

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I remember back when the earth....

was cooling off and real men flew airplanes with tail wheels that the price of gasoline was $.23 a gallon. Oh, there was even an occasional gas war between stations. Them were the days.

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Cyclist - you are a young man

Can you remember the glass quart bottles (with screw on funnel)of oil at $.10 a pop.

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Absolutely! I remember those quart jars and I used to pump - it was a hand crank affair - the oil into them. Straight 30 weight wasn't too bad but 50 weight when it was cold took a little longer. For aviation oil it was more like $.50 to $.75 a quart - late 60's to early 70's.

You are right though.....I'm not retired; probably never will.

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Cy & Paris

I thought Paris was on your itinerary last trip--what happened? Enjoy CDG!

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Gym,

The company bus leaves on Saturday and gets to Paris Sunday morning. Then it's on the Metro to Orly.