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Vienna Car Owners Report Sugar in Tank, Tacks Under Tires

An apparent attempt at trying to disable the vehicles of two Vienna residents was likely unsuccessful.

This past Sunday around 8:15 a.m., Vienna police were called to the 300 block of Owaissa Road SE — in a quiet neighborhood of single-family homes — for a report of a vehicle tampering.

“Two residents reported that someone poured a white granular substance in the gas tanks of their vehicles,” Vienna PD said in a crime report. “Tacks were left under the tires of both vehicles.”

While in popular lore “sugar in the gas tank” carries the implication of causing serious damage to cars, in reality it does little more than potentially clog up fuel filters, according to Snopes.

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