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Breaking: Tanker Truck stolen at gunpoint in Baltimore, last seen heading North on I-95
wjz/wcbm | 19 October 2007 | Trueblackman

Posted on 10/19/2007 8:07:24 AM PDT by Trueblackman

(WJZ) BALTIMORE WJZ.COM has learned a fuel truck has been stolen from a gas station in South Baltimore.

Officials say that the truck operator was refilling the gas tubes at a gas station on 3100 block of Vera Street, when a black male, wearing a blue jump suit, got into the driver seat and took off.

Police say the driver tried to get back in the truck, but the suspect pointed a gun at the driver and told him to get out of the truck.

The truck is described as a 1997 Peterbilt with dark wood. On one side it says "Baltimore Tank Lines." There is also a silver trailer attached to the truck.

The truck's Maryland license plate is 436-F45 and the tanker has Maine license plate 126-8185.

There may be some front end damage to the truck, because the suspect struck a fence on his way out.

The truck was last seen heading toward Interstate 95.

The driver was not injured.


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Heads up
1 posted on 10/19/2007 8:07:27 AM PDT by Trueblackman
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To: Trueblackman
Suicide bomber,perhaps?
2 posted on 10/19/2007 8:08:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: Trueblackman

Why “Activism?” Is this an issue for one of the Chapters?


3 posted on 10/19/2007 8:09:07 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Trueblackman

Black Muslim or crack user?


4 posted on 10/19/2007 8:09:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Trueblackman

Black market gasoline supplier most likely.


5 posted on 10/19/2007 8:09:57 AM PDT by MoMagic
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To: Trueblackman

Hmmmm...


6 posted on 10/19/2007 8:09:57 AM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: Admin Moderator

Yes Chapter members who commute in Maryland and Pa.


7 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:00 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Doubtful, the driver would have been killed first or at the attempt to get back into the truck.


8 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:02 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: Trueblackman

I can’t imagine trying to fence that much gasoline.


9 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:03 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Trueblackman

Yikes! Not good!


10 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:06 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: Trueblackman

Unless a person has a hiding place nearby, how could you expect to get away with this?


11 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:29 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Gay State Conservative

Looks like the price of crude has driven someone over the edge. Probably got a big storage tank buried behind the barn.


12 posted on 10/19/2007 8:10:59 AM PDT by ladtx ( "I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top." - - Will Rogers)
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To: MoMagic

This is about the 7th tanker truck stolen in the Washington DC /Maryland Area in 3 years.


13 posted on 10/19/2007 8:11:03 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Admin Moderator
Why “Activism?” Is this an issue for one of the Chapters?

One could certainly call this "news".

14 posted on 10/19/2007 8:11:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: Trueblackman

Do you expect them to organize a protest, or something?


15 posted on 10/19/2007 8:11:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: mysterio

Just pull into any inner-city neighborhood in Baltimore and philly, and start pumping for $2 a gallon.


16 posted on 10/19/2007 8:11:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: ladtx

Anything is possible.


17 posted on 10/19/2007 8:11:51 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

Heading north on I-95 or heading toward I-95?


18 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:02 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Gay State Conservative

I don’t think so...with the price of gas now this is bound to happen. There were stories of the mob being involved with some fuel truck hijackings back during the glory days of Carter.....


19 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:28 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Admin Moderator

Just passing the word along, some Freepers are truckers too.


20 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:30 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman
Amen....TBM....

Heads up, indeed!

21 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:32 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

With gas prices where they are, more likely a common thief. If he stole a diesel tanker and a load of fertilizer I’d be worried.


22 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:34 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: MoMagic

Yeah, those black market gas stations are all the rage these days...


23 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Use Dogpile. Tell a friend.)
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To: Trueblackman

Whoa..

OK- I give up- WHAT is he thinking? That a peterbilt tanker will be easy to drive without the choppers finding it? Easy to hide?


25 posted on 10/19/2007 8:12:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Trueblackman

Peterbilt with dark wood?...........Well, they did say it was a black male.....


26 posted on 10/19/2007 8:13:23 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Brilliant
>Black Muslim or crack user?

It's Randi Rhodes! She's
had a couple of beers and
now she's freaking out!

27 posted on 10/19/2007 8:13:42 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: frogjerk

Last seen heading towards I-95.


28 posted on 10/19/2007 8:14:02 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

I;ll give it 30 minutes till the slow speed chase on CNN.


29 posted on 10/19/2007 8:14:03 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW! ®™ ± ‰˘ ©)
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To: Trueblackman

***The truck is described as a 1997 Peterbilt with dark wood. On one side it says “Baltimore Tank Lines.” There is also a silver trailer attached to the truck.***

Nice reporting, that

Not


30 posted on 10/19/2007 8:14:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (I don't wanna grow up, help : /)
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To: Trueblackman; Admin Moderator

truckers listening to the “truckin bozo,” a radio truck talk personality were responsible for stopping the Maryland sniper.

Maybe blackman is asking activists to be on alert


31 posted on 10/19/2007 8:14:48 AM PDT by xzins (If you will just agree to the murdering of your children, we can win the presidency)
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To: Trueblackman
MD Live Traffic Cameras
32 posted on 10/19/2007 8:15:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ladtx
Looks like the price of crude has driven someone over the edge. Probably got a big storage tank buried behind the barn.

I guess that's possible but,IMO,it's easier to see this tanker being successfully used to hit Fort Meade than to drain the contents and sell it to who-knows-who.

33 posted on 10/19/2007 8:15:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Hey girl! How are you feeling?


34 posted on 10/19/2007 8:16:11 AM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democratic about democrats.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

How ironic to be in a fuel truck chase and run out of gas.


35 posted on 10/19/2007 8:16:43 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Gay State Conservative

Nah, that’s a lot of money he’s driving around. They did this so often with cigarettes, they started shipping them in unmarked trucks.


36 posted on 10/19/2007 8:17:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: tcrlaf
a. You can't fill a car's tank directly from a tanker truck.

b. If you could, how would you measure how much you're putting into each car?

c. Even if you could accomplish a and b, you would most likely be caught quickly.

So, given a, b, and c, what the hell is the dude going to do with the gas?
37 posted on 10/19/2007 8:17:47 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Trueblackman

another tunnel fire today in *cough cough* rain slick tunnel?

bottle traffic up nicely wouldn’t it


38 posted on 10/19/2007 8:17:57 AM PDT by sure_fine (• " not one to over kill the thought process " •)
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To: mysterio

Take it to a station and sell it from the pumps. There are several of these “underground” stations around.


39 posted on 10/19/2007 8:19:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Well as slow as the O’Malley Police Dept are, I am sure this guy is more likely halfway to Philly, thank God for the Delaware Police.


40 posted on 10/19/2007 8:19:31 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: xzins
The Activism Sidebar is reserved for "Activism, protests, [and] news and business of Free Republic Chapters." Note that it does not apply to activists in general.

This thread does not belong there, and I used this opportunity to illustrate why.

41 posted on 10/19/2007 8:19:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: tiredoflaundry

Hey, TOL, I hope you are feeling better! you and yours are in my prayers.


42 posted on 10/19/2007 8:20:24 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Fred Thompson’s solid, he does not waffle. Fred 2008!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I can’t see that happening. He’s not going to be hard to spot, esp with all the other trucks on the road. If he gets anywhere near, I would think LE would blow the truck up. The ones I have concerns about are the trucks, buses, ER vehicles that aren’t known to be stolen.
43 posted on 10/19/2007 8:20:32 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Trueblackman

This dummy doesn’t know about “Rule number one” as it pertains to evading the police.

Rule number one: When one attempts to escape from the police, one must have a vehicle capable of escaping the police.

If not....everything else tends to go pear shaped rather quickly.


44 posted on 10/19/2007 8:20:37 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Brilliant

In Baltimore anything in possible, how about a Black Muslim Crack User!


45 posted on 10/19/2007 8:20:41 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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Okay Okay, my mistake!!!


47 posted on 10/19/2007 8:22:04 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: CindyDawg

hehehe...


48 posted on 10/19/2007 8:22:22 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW! ®™ ± ‰˘ ©)
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To: theFIRMbss

still funny!


49 posted on 10/19/2007 8:22:33 AM PDT by woollyone (tazers are the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, transformer & clamps)
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To: F15Eagle

That is why I posted it, allot of soft targets in and around Baltimore.


50 posted on 10/19/2007 8:22:51 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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