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Man Attempts to Hijack Fuel Tanker in Indiana
WTHR ^ | 03/25/03 | WTHR

Posted on 03/25/2003 6:58:07 AM PST by RonPaulLives

Man attempts to hijack fuel tanker

Chris Proffitt/Eyewitness News

Clermont, March 24 - The FBI has released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in conection with what may have been a hijack attempt of a gasoline tanker trucker hauling 10,000 gallons of fuel.

"We find it very unusual that somebody would be trying to pull over a gasoline tanker," says Indiana State Police Trooper Jackie Taylor.

It happened Monday morning not far from Martinsville on State Road 37.

According to federal law enforcement officials, the truck belongs to a Clermont transportation company. Its driver was hauling the gasoline to Bloomington when the driver of a white Yukon SUV started tailgating the tanker and flashing police lights located in the grill of the SUV.

Thomas Fuenes is the FBI Special Agent in Charge. "He became suspicious, called his dispatcher who told him not to pull over. The SUV then pulled along side the truck. The passenger rolled down the window and pointed a gun in his face."

Sources say the incident is being reviewed by the Justice Department which recently received intelligence from Al-Qaeda members suggesting that terrorists are targeting fuel tankers and gas stations that could be used in attacks against the US.

Officials say, "Since 9-11 we're looking at particular industries and threats and the fact that it's a fuel tanker completely loaded with gas adds to the interest in this case."

The FBI is questioning the truck driver, said to be shaken by the incident, while mounting a search for the suspect who has helped heighten the tensions over when and how terrorists will strike the US next.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: fuel; gasstations; hijacking; homelandsecurity; indiana; indianapolis; tanker; tankers; tractortrailers; trucks
I looked, but hadn't seen a post about this. Has anyone heard about this?
1 posted on 03/25/2003 6:58:07 AM PST by RonPaulLives
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To: RonPaulLives
No, I hadn't heard of this, thanks. Here's the sketch the FBI released:


2 posted on 03/25/2003 7:02:31 AM PST by xJones
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To: RonPaulLives
driver of a white Yukon SUV

I drive a Tahoe and with the price of gas right now, I could use about 10,000 free gallons.

3 posted on 03/25/2003 7:02:58 AM PST by demsux
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To: RonPaulLives
Here's the sketch


4 posted on 03/25/2003 7:04:23 AM PST by Kozak
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To: RonPaulLives
Maybe he was tired of paying $2.00+ a gallon.
5 posted on 03/25/2003 7:04:56 AM PST by refreshed
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To: refreshed
I know you're joking (of a kind), but he wouldn't be paying $2/gallon in Indiana. The price of gas is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper in Indiana than it is in, say, its bordering states of Illinois and Michigan, both of which apparently impose more taxes on a gallon of gas than Indiana. For ex. when gas was hovering around $1.50/gal in the Chicago area, the price of gas in Indiana was $1.20 gal.
6 posted on 03/25/2003 7:07:08 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: FreedomPoster; backhoe
Bump.
7 posted on 03/25/2003 7:07:51 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Godspeed Ronald Young. Douglas county is praying for you.)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
I know you're joking (of a kind), but he wouldn't be paying $2/gallon in Indiana. The price of gas is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper in Indiana than it is in, say, its bordering states of Illinois and Michigan, both of which apparently impose more taxes on a gallon of gas than Indiana.

Except once you get south of Indianapolis, around the Martinsville/Bloomington area, gas is about 15-25 cents higher.

8 posted on 03/25/2003 7:16:33 AM PST by Always Right
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Out here in Arizona, the cheapest gas I've seen is 1.75, with the cheapest around Phoenix being 1.95. I forget that gas is much cheaper in the mid-west (I lived in Missouri for a long, long time).

So, the hijacker was probably going to resell in Chicago, right?!? He could've made a bundle.
9 posted on 03/25/2003 7:18:49 AM PST by refreshed
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To: Kozak
"Here's the sketch."

Damn, I always thought Jay Buhner was a good guy. You never know . ..
10 posted on 03/25/2003 7:20:04 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: refreshed
Gas is now down to around $1.67 a gallon at most pumps outside of the Crook, er, Cook (i.e. Chicago) County borders. This is down from it being in the mid $1.70 range just last week.

The tax on gas is always about $.05 more just by going inside Cook County. For example, I live in a suburb that is just south of the Cook County/Lake County border. I often buy my gas either in the next suburb to the north, or when I make a trip to the SW suburbs (about 2 times a week).

11 posted on 03/25/2003 7:33:23 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Always Right
Why do you think that is the case?
12 posted on 03/25/2003 7:33:46 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Steve_Seattle
Damn, I always thought Jay Buhner was a good guy. You never know . ..

heh heh heh

13 posted on 03/25/2003 7:46:54 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Beware of Disinformation and propaganda)
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To: xJones
look arab to anybody? if we have another mcveigh militia a$$hole working with the muslim terrorists, i am gonna be one unhappy camper!!!

our militia friends have come up mighty empty in this battle. if in their crusade to destroy "zog" they collaborate with the people trying to kill us, there are going to be a lot of angry people in this country.

pissed off!!
14 posted on 03/25/2003 7:47:20 AM PST by faithincowboys (Hate The French)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Why do you think that is the case?

Indy is in a different region than Bloomington/Martinsville as far a gas distribution goes. Not sure why there is so much difference from one region to the next, but for some reason the region for which Indy is served is always cheaper. Anyways, I hope this creep gets caught. Not easy to hide in a white Yukon. This is too close to home.

15 posted on 03/25/2003 7:51:06 AM PST by Always Right
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To: RaceBannon
fyi
16 posted on 03/25/2003 7:51:30 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Wow, that does look just like Bone...JFK
17 posted on 03/25/2003 7:53:39 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER
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To: RonPaulLives
As long as the police use unmarked cars on traffic detail, stuff like this can and will happen. My wife is under strict instruction to not pull over for anything less than a bubble bar. This practice is dangerous, gets people killed - and is not worth it.
18 posted on 03/25/2003 7:54:44 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine (Paleocons, the French and the UN - Excusing corrupt power mad dictators for decades)
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To: RonPaulLives
Time for truckers to start packing heat.
19 posted on 03/25/2003 7:55:51 AM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
This practice is dangerous, gets people killed - and is not worth it.

There's no reason why unmarked cars can't act as "observers" only and call in real squad cars when needed.

20 posted on 03/25/2003 7:57:43 AM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: ez
That's been common for fifty years. Now they are carrying more ammo.
21 posted on 03/25/2003 8:08:10 AM PST by B4Ranch (Keep America safe! Thank the troops for our freedom.)
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To: refreshed
Since he gets the stuff free of charge, ANY income is "a bundle."
22 posted on 03/25/2003 8:44:49 AM PST by ninenot
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To: RonPaulLives
This sounds like a duplicate of an incident that occured shortly after 9/11. Anyone else recall this?
23 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:51 AM PST by bruin66
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To: ez

REST ASSURED MY FRIEND

I and (notice my screen name) MANY of my fellow gear jammers

DO,,,, REPEAT,,,, DO


24 posted on 03/25/2003 11:43:10 AM PST by progunner
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To: RonPaulLives
A group which has been out to hijack tanker trucks, etc, here in the US:

Rag Trade terror Plot - Al qaeda Sought Garment Center Tie

25 posted on 08/23/2003 8:26:41 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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