PSA: If you’re a car thief, you’d best know your diesel from your gasoline

Posted on 17 September, 2010

Filed under: Etc., Audi, UK, Humor, Diesel

2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery

When stealing a vehicle, we imagine the last thing on a thief’s mind is thinking is about type of fuel their “new” car requires. However, that’s something Daniel Boxall should have considered after acquiring a new set of wheels through less than legal means.

Boxall decided he needed a new whip, so after picking the pocket of Caroline Lyons, he quickly made off with her Audi A4. Nary a Bobby in sight, he decided to pick up his friend Richard Lloyd and go for a spin. Soon thereafter, the pair started to run low on fuel and headed towards the nearest petrol station.

Daniel Boxall proceeded to fill his illicit Audi with regular gasoline – despite the fact that the gas cap had a big ‘D’ on it. After leaving the station, the two thought their joy-riding session was about to hit full swing. Unfortunately, TDI-equipped Audis don’t like chugging gasoline and the car sputtered to a halt just a few hundred yards down the road. The two attempted to sell the car for