Man siphoned gas from 7 cars in parking lot, police say
A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly siphoned gas from seven vehicles at a park-and-ride lot in Glendale, police said.
The man, George Zammar, was allegedly spotted under a truck by police officers about 9:43 p.m. near Wilson Avenue and Harvey Drive. Hoses were allegedly running from the gas tanks of a California Department of Transportation truck and an Enterprise van to a separate 10-gallon tank, police said.
When confronted by officers, Zammar allegedly told them he ran out of gas and “was just trying to get home.”
Police detected a strong odor of gasoline coming from a U-Haul truck that Zammar allegedly was living in.
Inside the moving truck, officers found three large empty barrels, a TV, electrical tools, a make-shift bed and a generator.
Firefighters took the gasoline to an environmental management center to be safely destroyed.
-- Veronica Rocha. Times Community News
Image: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.