A trip from Florida to New York from March 2021 will cost a New York state man.

Police say the 25-year-old man rented a U-Haul to drive to New York, but then never returned it. Apparently, this man had a master plan though to prevent getting caught. Officials say he spray painted the truck all black.

New York State Man Allegedly Tried Hiding Stolen truck by Spray Painting It

If you've ever seen a poorly spray painted vehicle it's quite a sight. Syracuse.com says the Bossvale, NY man had been hiding the creepy looking painted truck, in an attempt to elude authorities.

But his luck ended when the truck was discovered by police in Vienna, NY during a burglary investigation. Police say that upon discovery, the man had also removed the U-Haul's catalytic converter at some point.

Catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed in recent times, as the stolen parts can be resold on the black market for big bucks.

Other Weird Stories Like These...

Speaking of alleged auto theft, you may remember this story from just the previous weekend? 

Police say a 32-year-old woman stole an ambulance that was at a cleaning station and took off.

New York State police were quickly notified that the Buffalo woman had stolen the ambulance and was heading west on I-90. Troopers say they tried stopping her at least twice but she was able to escape.

This is when officials say she took the exit towards Rochester, and then eventually made her way to Irondequoit. There is no indication whether or not she had the emergency lights all blaring for dramatic effect, but police say the chase ended when the suspect went sailing straight into the bay. Whoa.

Officials were able to rescue the woman and pull her to shore. Now, she is facing a slew of charges, including criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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