An airport worker in Portland, Maine, came up with a novel way to fight the high cost of heating his home: he stole fuel from a JetBlue A320 parked at the airport to use for home heating. An airport employee was seen filling up a 5-gallon jug with jet fuel from a JetBlue plane before it took off. Following an investigation, the airline determined that the man had stolen 25 gallons of fuel from the airline. While that is certainly a problem, the bigger problem is that some random dude was touching an airplane — which is not good. It is especially not good considering all of the terrorism-related security nonsense we go through. JetBlue says that the theft caused more than $3,000 in additional costs, including fixing a loose gas cap assembly.
The man has since been fired.