Five carloads of people pulled into a Casselberry, FL, gas station Monday night, April 21, and used some kind of computer-generated program to access the pumps.
Casselberry police said they had never seen the device or technology used to steal gasoline, reported WKMG-TV, the local CBS News affiliate in Orlando.
All five cars were filling up with free gas when they noticed that police were watching them commit the crime.
The gas thieves jumped into their cars and sped off in different directions. One car hit an officer. Its two occupants were arrested.
WKMG-TV also reported that thieves siphoned 80 gallons of gas out of U-Haul trucks in Orlando during the weekend.