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Man caught stealing and drinking gasoline at gas station

By Mason White 1:01 PM January 2, 2014
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By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A man is spending time behind bars after he was caught stealing and drinking gasoline from a gas station in the United Kingdom, according to police reports.

The gasoline drinker appeared before a judge after violating a previous court order prohibiting him from gasoline stations.

Brian Taylor, 45, is addicted to sniffing and drinking gasoline, and has a history of arriving at gas stations, stealing and consuming gasoline, according to prosecutors.

Taylor got into trouble recently, after being spotted trying to get gasoline by employees of a service station in North Yorkshire. He was also seen at another station the same day.

Taylor, who is subject to an order of antisocial behavior with provisions to stay away from service stations, was given a jail sentence of 16 weeks suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay the equivalent of about $200 in court costs and other charges.