Monday, July 02, 2007

Dude's van with 80 gallons of gas catches fire

A Mexican man sparked fears of terrorism in Brooklyn last night when his minivan containing a tank with 80 gallons of gasoline caught fire, cops said.

Dennis Alvareto, 35, was illegally reselling the gas out of his 350-gallon capacity van, when the fuel pump ignited at about 8:50 p.m., they said. He yanked the hose out of the tank and drove away, then returned to put out the burning hose with a bucket of water, witnesses said. Charges were pending against Alvareto last night.

Residents said the gas man was a real airhead. "If the wrong person [knew he had all that gas in the van, he] could do some real damage," said witness Giacomo Incannila. "They could come and steal it. Next thing you know, it would be like what happened in London." » Article here

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