Kudos to Gulfport’s mayor Brent Warr. When the local hospital needed gas for its power generators, he had his chief of police steal a fuel truck.
“Can we hot-wire it?” he asked.
Barnes said, “I wasn’t cut out to be a crook; that’s why I went into law enforcement.”
“Well, can we get someone from the jail to do it?” Warr asked.
Thirty minutes later, the truck was sitting in the City Hall parking lot.