Oak Park drivers waking up to empty gas tanks

Posted at 7:07 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 22:07:52-04

In Oak Park, many drivers are a bit more anxious these days. On the prowl, a gas thief who may be eyeing a specific target.

Along 52nd Street on Monday morning, Frank Browne woke up and found the gas doors and caps open on the side of his truck, a pool of gas below it.

Someone had siphoned out some 12 gallons.

When Browne posted his ordeal on the Nextdoor app, at least 3 neighbors reported similar thefts in the past week. All of the vehicles hit were trucks. All but one were Ford trucks.