16 months ago...
07/06/12 The district attorney (S Salavantis) on Thursday vowed to look into 18,000 gallons of missing gasoline intended for city vehicles.
07/06/12 "Honestly, I can't really - I don't know. I don't know why I didn't fill out the log," Leighton said. "I can't answer that question."
Is 18,000 gallons a lot?
Consider you could circle the earth in a car 21 times.
(math nerds: 18,000 gallons times 30 mpg divided by 24,901 = 21.69)
07/06/12 "It was not hidden that I took gas," said Leighton, who defended his action because he filled up his vehicle in lieu of accepting a city-owned car. "Everyone knew I took gas."
07/06/12 Leighton said he and a few other city officials - he could not say how many others are involved or who they are - were authorized by the administration to fill up their private vehicles when used for city business. (Names please? Just city business?)
07/06/12 "Eighteen thousand gallons sounds like a lot - and believe me, I thought it was a lot - until I found out how big these gas tanks are," Leighton said.
You could go to the moon and back and still have gas left over.
(math nerds: 18,000 times 30 mpg divided by 238,900 = 2.26 ... one "up and back")