Intruder demands gas money from LaPorte resident

2014-04-16T12:13:00Z 2014-04-16T22:01:04Z Intruder demands gas money from LaPorte residentStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 16, 2014 12:13 pm  • 

LAPORTE | A man forced his way inside a LaPorte home Tuesday night demanding money for gasoline, but apparently he was not driving a car.

Police said the victim answered his door in the 1500 block of Indiana Avenue and a stranger forced his way inside.

The victim reached into his pocket and handed the man $50 but the intruder told him "that wasn't enough" for the gas he needed to buy, police said.

So, the victim gave him another $50 and the suspect fled.

Police said officers soon located a man fitting the description of the suspect on a bicycle at 7th and B streets, but he managed to slip away on the bicycle.

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