I always felt safe leaving my gas cans outside of my shed. because it's at the end of our driveway, 130 feet from the road. The side of our house faces the road, so the driveway runs right past our front windows and up beside the house. The shed is situated a little beyond the part that turns up to the back door.Silly me.
The other day I was on my pc just around suppertime and saw a gray/silver SUV come down the driveway. By the time I got to the back door and went out there was a young guy backing up to go back out to the street. He stopped and got out of the SUV and asked if I was the stone cutter that he called. He was walking toward me. I said no I wasn't. He was polite and apologized,jumped back in the SUV and took off. For some reason I memorized the license plate.and wrote it down when I went in the house.
Next day I went to get the lawn tractor out to mow and saw that the brand new 5 gallon gas can I had bought the day before and filled was gone. I called the police and told the officer what had happened and gave her the plate number. She callled back within minutes and said that that vehicle belonged to a woman on the other side of town. I haven't heard anymore.
At least it got me to put things in the away now. I'll spend time the next few days trying to organize the shed better. We've had others drive in like that, but they' back out as soon as they saw our car. Takes a lot of cajonies to do what he did!