Diesel thief in Germany runs red light, rams car, then flees on foot

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A man in western Germany was in custody after stealing diesel at a gas station, then running a red light, ramming a car and fleeing from police on foot. The 36-year-old filled up his Audi with 160 liters of diesel on Monday evening and then sped off from the gas station in the village of Dietzhölztal without paying, police reported on Monday night. The driver ignored a red light and hit the car of a 78-year-old. The thief then fled on foot but officers, with the aid of a police dog, caught him a short time later. Both drivers were slightly injured in the collision. Police estimated the damage …

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