Thieves cut gas lines of vans used to help disabled
KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Gas thieves have been targeting a Big Island charity. On March, sixth or seventh, thieves hopped a fence at the Arc of Kona in Kealakekua and cut the fuel lines of two vans used to transport disabled people.
They drained the gas and used a wheelchair to haul it off, and ripped off a disabled client's backpack. That took two of Arc's five vans out of commission.
In October, crooks punched a hole in another van's gas tank and hauled off more gas.
"Our folks are already so vulnerable, then this comes along and it makes just more difficult for everybody. It hurts our mission and it's costly," said Arc of Kona president Gretchen Lawson.