IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saab lesson two: Use correct fuel!

Yesterday we heard about a woman who decided to use the sunroof as a door and got stuck. Today the Billings Gazette can inform us that another Saaber, or maybe I should say a wanna-be Saaber, got a lesson about fuel - and that crime never pays:
Troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol arrested a Texas man Tuesday morning after they found him on the side of Interstate 25 in a stolen car that he had filled up with the wrong kind of fuel.
According to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Townsend, a trooper pulled in behind a Saab station wagon on I-25 about two miles north of Casper, Wyo, at about 8 a.m.
"Apparently, the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Christopher N. Briggs, had mistakenly put diesel fuel in the car instead of regular gasoline," Townsend wrote.
The Saab, which had Montana license plates, was taken at gunpoint from a motorist in Billings during a strong-armed robbery on March 20, the highway patrol said in the news release.
This might seem funny, but filling up with the wrong fuel actually happens many times daily even here in little Norway. And if you start and drive off with the wrong fuel, the workshop bill will get unpleasant. But I guess we can't feel sorry for this unlucky guy, but I applaud his choice of getaway vehicle! :)

Looks like Billings Gazette has removed the article, but an article about the same incident can be found here.