Thieves Steal a Man’s Jeep, Accidentally Bring it Back to Him With a Full Tank of Gas

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Revenge is a dish best served when someone else is paying the bill. Anyone who has ever had something stolen from them will easily tell you that.

Imagine you’re off at work, trying to earn a living, when you suddenly learn that your car has been stolen from you. Then imagine having the opportunity to not only get your car back, but better than before. Talk about a complete 180.

From the depths of Reddit, one user came online to share the story of how his Jeep was stolen from him only to be brought right back to him – with a full tank of gas! The miracle story sounds almost too good to be true, but this is one of the few internet stories where the far fetched title actually sounds completely plausible in the description.

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My first car was a 1984 Jeep CJ7, a pretty sweet ride for a dirt poor teenager in the 90’s. I was working nights at a gas station and loaned it to my brother who was taking a date to a party. I got a call around 1 AM from my brother who told me he left the keys in the Jeep and it was stolen. I was devastated.

I was still on the phone with my brother when the thieves pulled my Jeep into my gas station to fill up on gas. As luck would have it, the gas gauge on my Jeep was broken and always read “empty”, and I worked at the only 24 hour gas station in the area.

I pressed the silent alarm and proceeded to fill up my Jeep (it was a full serve station). When the thieves were out of the jeep, I saw an opportunity to slip the key out of the ignition and into my pocket. They paid for the gas, and argued among each other who had the keys last.

The delay was long enough for the police to arrive. I had to explain the story to the officer half a dozen times before he understood. The thieves had this stunned look of disbelief on their faces I’ll never forget. The cops were belly-laughing telling the story to dispatch, all the while the thieves sat in cuffs in the back of the squad car. The story made most of the major newspapers the following day.