Man Robs Gas Station, Then Runs Out of Gas and Gets Caught — It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

Sep 18, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In a story from the “dumb criminals” file, authorities reported that a man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes, when the main thing he probably needed was gas.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Sean Harris, 33, was being held without bail after being arrested in connection with the robbery. He was arraigned Friday in LaPorte Circuit Court on a felony robbery charge, the paper reports.

“Police allege that late Wednesday morning the South Bend area man implied to a store clerk at the BP gas station in Lacrosse that he had a gun,” the paper reports. “He fled the store southbound on U.S 421 with an undisclosed amount of food and beverage items along with cigarettes.”

Harris reportedly ran out of gas while traveling east on a state highway, where an Indiana State Police trooper who had been attempting to locate the getaway vehicle found it stopped along the two-lane highway.

Harris was arrested with an assist from a Starke County sheriff’s deputy. Harris allegedly had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.

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