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New Yorker Charged in Gas Run from Conn.

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — A New Yorker frustrated by the city’s gas shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy is accused of improperly transporting gasoline from Connecticut.

The Connecticut Post reports that Orange police say Yunus Latif of Richmond Hill, N.Y., traveled from New York on a gas run for himself and neighbors and filled dozens of plastic five-gallon buckets with gas and put them in his van.

Police say the containers were not legally approved for safety by the state and were stacked up and unsecured.

Muniruzzaman Gomosta, the gas station attendant, said he was busy and didn’t notice what was happening.

He and Latif were charged with misdemeanors for violations concerning flammable or combustible liquids. It wasn’t known Monday morning if they are represented by lawyers.

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