Car thief foiled by wrong gas

Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM

RAMSGATE, England, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A British court heard an automobile thief was arrested after he put gasoline into a stolen diesel-powered car.

Police said Daniel Boxall, 27, of Ramsgate, England, was arrested June 12 along with passenger Richard Lloyd after the $20,000 Audi A4 broke down at the side of a road, This is Kent reported Monday.

Prosecutors said Boxall, who spent three months in jail awaiting trial, stole the keys to the car from a woman's jacket at a children's party.

Boxall pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking and driving with no insurance. He was given a suspended one-year jail term, as well as a 12-month supervision order and a nine-month drug rehabilitation order. He also was banned from driving for a year.

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