Suspect was arrested early Sunday
Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 33-year-old New Orleans man for allegedly tried to steal 250 gallons of diesel fuel from a train locomotive in Metairie.
Deputies say railroad police patrolling the Metairie yard around 4 a.m. Sunday spotted a black pickup with two large fuel containers in the bed. The truck was parked next to a Kansas City Southern Railroad locomotive.
Deputies say Ashanti Temple was allegedly pumping diesel out of the locomotive and into the containers. He had already siphoned about 250 gallons worth $792 by the time they arrived.
The Times-Picayune reports Temple was booked with theft and was released on a $2,500 bond.