by Christa Lollis
As Paul Michaels fills up his tank, the dollars keep racking up. It takes nearly a thousand dollars to fill up his 18 wheeler. He says those high prices are drawing thieves into the gas stealing business. "It would be a lot of people looking for a quick buck. This stuff is liquid gold you know at 4 or 5 bucks a gallon, it's a quick, quick fix."
People are siphoning gas or breaking the gas lines. It's a crime that's happened a few times here in East Texas just in the last few weeks. But some drivers say it's nothing new, it's just hitting closer to home now. "It's been going on for quite a while not just only since the gas price has gone up it's been going on a couple of years. Right now at the rate of gas this is really hurting the most right now," one driver said.