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it finally happened to me!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookiemower, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    left my gas cans out last night, and someone stole my 6 gallon blitz gas can that i just filled. i am so pissed!:angry: now i have to watch the garage because next it will be equipment. thank god i unloaded the equipmnt lat night once in a while ill leave it out,thank god:rolleyes:
  2. Forest

    Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Sorry to hear that. But at least it was only a gas can Right?
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Now that would piss me off! I used to have a gas thief steal it out of my Z.... but atleast they didn't steal my prized Blitz cans...

    Speaking of Blitz gas cans... where the heck can you still get a decent old style one? I'm not to fond of the ventless vent through the spout type I'm seeing everywhere!
  4. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    Just in case they come back, you ought to leave a decoy can filled with the liquid of your choice for them.
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    naw just spike your decoy with alittle sugar.

    A few months ago, when I ws 2 months into the business, I had someone steal new stihl edger, weedwacker, hedgetrimmer, and a used weedwacker. So I know the annoyance. And mine was locked in a garage.
  6. Greenservice

    Greenservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    Strangely enough, the only thing I've ever had stolen off my trailer was a wheelbarrow. And this was when I didn't have a garage and everything sat out.

    I'd like to know where to get the old-fashioned gas cans too.
  7. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Another thread on Lawnsite has some good info on procuring plastic vented and metal gas cans, take a peek at thread titled

    What happened to the good gas cans?

  8. travis55

    travis55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Time to set some security cameras up.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I've always had this "phobia" of leaving gas out, for fear not of thieves, but for arsonists - kids messin' around.
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    I'd leave another , brand new can full of gas and Clorox out for them to take again. Sugar doesn't do much to an engine, but bleach will certainly kill it.

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