Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ahh, I just love the sweet scent...

of poetic justice.

Three men trying to steal fuel from a Waipukurau farm yesterday ended up setting fire to their own car.

Police said the trio siphoned diesel into a petrol-driven vehicle. When their car would not start, they examined the fuel pipe using a cigarette lighter. Boom, and the car burst into flames.

Senior Sergeant Ross Gilbert said: "Fortunately for them, there is no criminal charge for stupidity."

The men, aged 18 to 19, escaped injury but were charged with theft.

Needs no other comment...

1 comment:

Lucy Stern said...

Nothing like stupid criminals. Didn't their parents teach them about fuel and matches? Aparently not.