A Florida man was charged after he claimed that he had stolen approximately 10 gallons worth of diesel fuel. “too expensive,” authorities said.
Drew Odell was arrested in the early morning hours of last Wednesday after a Largo police officer saw him carrying gas cans from a truck on the property of A&A Recycling, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police said the 35-year-old acknowledged stealing the diesel fuel, which is currently at record-setting prices in the U.S.
Largo Police stated that a siphoning tube was located near the truck.
Odell claimed that a gallon (or more) of diesel costs about $5.50. “too expensive”According to the affidavit, he also has other financial obligations.
According to online court records, he was charged with misdemeanor minor larceny below $100 and released on $250 bail.
Since his arrest, the average price of a gallon diesel in Florida has increased to $5.64. AAA reported that the average price of a gallon last year was $3.