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Riverside Man Found with 125 Gallons of Gas in His Van

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Begging the question of "how much does gasoline cost in Riverside", a man was discovered carrying 125 gallons of gasoline in his van when witnesses saw vapors rising from his parked love machine.

The fumes were occurring because the gentleman had placed the fuel in bottles like what once contained laundry detergent and other containers not designed to carry gasoline in vans.

"It was just unbelievable," Battalion Chief Jeff Dredla told the Riverside Press Enterprise yesterday about the petroleum baking in the van (not pictured) in the hot Riverside sun.

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Despite the danger and obvious fears of possible terrorism, the owner of the van was not cited by police. Firefighters monitored the man as he transfered the gas to safe containers.

Gas Van Man is probably the only So Cal resident who is cursing the fact that oil prices have been going down lately.

photo entitled "Mystery Machine" by Monochrome via flickr