So much for free markets in America.
Police arrested a 47-year-old New York man accused of filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets with gasoline on Saturday night, reports NBC.
According to investigators, Yunus Latif, of Richmond Hill, collected money from his neighbors, bought gas at a Valero station in Orange and planned to bring it back to his neighborhood, where they had no power and gas.
NBC says the owner of the Valero gas station, located at 347 Boston Post Road, was arrested as well.
Police claimed Muniruzzaman Gomosta should have known what Latif was doing since he came into the store several times to pay for buckets of gasoline.
Both men were issued a misdemeanor summons for violation of regulation concerning flammable or combustible liquids.
The gas was returned to underground storage tanks, police said.