Gas siphoning, or vandalism? One of our two West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight involves a crime that could be either or both; the other involves a car prowler getting scared off – details on both, ahead:
Last night the gas line on our truck was slashed, confirmed by our mechanic as definite vandalism. We live a block away from the Admiral Junction. But, our mechanic mentioned they’ve had numerous identical incidents from the same area. For my family, the auto repair is estimated at $1500! Didn’t see any similar related posts to WSB, thought I’d mention it. Filing a police report this morning. Slashing happened sometime in the middle of night, car parked under our apartment. If they did it to steal gas, they might have got a gallon at most! I hope these people get caught or worse. Mechanic mentioned a similar gas line slashing happened in the area to a YMCA bus recently. Real nice.
This follows a siphoning report received recently from Eric – he wasn’t sure at first that’s what happened, but then several days later, his neighbor noticed a half-tank missing, and now he’s bought locking gas caps. He’s in the south Admiral area, near 37th/Hinds.
Our other new report, from Michelle:
At around 4:30 this morning my husband and I were awakened by the sound of an idling car (3rd time in the last week, and two trucks were prowled last week on our block – 5400 block of 45th). When I heard a car a few days ago, I turned on the lights in front of the house and the car left. SO, this morning, my husband went out and confronted the guy checking the car door of one of our neighbors… said dirtybadrobber jumped into the car and they took off. The car was a white Suzuki Samurai, black soft top, LP# [starts with 644-V]. The police were notified. The car came back through later – perhaps to collect another person?