Gas Thieves Caught

Police say two men who tried to steal gasoline from a Nappanee business Sunday stalled their car because they filled their tank with diesel fuel by mistake.

An employee of a contracting company about 20 miles southeast of South Bend spotted the two men on company property trying to siphon the fuel out of their car's tank. He noticed that the fuel was the distinctive red of the company's off-road diesel.

The employee called police, who arrested a 21 year old man and a 19 year old man, both from Gary.

Elkhart County Sheriff's deputies say the men acknowledged stealing the diesel by mistake.

There have been increased reports of gasoline thefts as prices have increased.