Our Lady of the Perpetually Inebriated (tempest_omouthy) wrote in thequestionclub,
Our Lady of the Perpetually Inebriated

Locking Gas Cap?

So, a couple of weeks ago, my friend Duane mentioned on his FB that he had stopped a dad from beating (like, BEATING) his 14 year old kid (while calling him a lovely euphemism for a gay man) at an all ages show. Amongst the WAY TO GO! comments was one from a girl saying he also should have tried to see which car the guy was in and broke a cigarette off from the butt and stuck it in the loser's gas tank to really get revenge.

My tank door doesn't lock and neither does my cap, so I bought a locking one and have been hemming and hawing about if it is really needed. My thought was that, while I would never do anything like what the dude who spurred this convo did, people are malicious and vandalism is a real crime - and I have no line of defense to deter it at all. But I've never actually known anyone who had their tank messed with, not even second hand. And to put it on, I'd have to do some light damage to my car since my cap is attached by a plastic chord to the door so I don't lose it. Worth it if the cap is realistically needed, obnoxious if not.

So what say you? Do you guys know of anyone who's had something actually poured/placed in their tank? Any thoughts on what you might do if you were me? I tried Googling for some real life stats, but really didn't get much (which I admit might have been due to my not really knowing how to word the search best). Thanks!
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