An incident of gasoline theft in Mt. Warren Park, Queensland, Australia, was caught on tape. The woman passenger was pumping gas when an attendant approached, and the driver chose that moment to drive off, jerking the hose from the pump and throwing the woman into the air. She managed to catch the car, and both suspects are on the loose.
Caltex service station owner Shane Jacobson said last week's incident was the first time he had seen a hose ripped from the bowser in a drive off.
He said people were stealing up to $90 in fuel each time, money he could never re-coup.
"It does cost us a hell of a lot of money."
Mr Jacobson said he believed a pre-paid policy, forcing drivers to pay before filling up, may not be far off.