SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Authorities in Massachusetts are looking for a trucker they say intentionally dumped 20 to 30 gallons of gasoline in a parking lot.

A spokesman for the Springfield Fire Department says the driver apparently pumped gasoline into a diesel truck on Wednesday afternoon. He says when the truck started to run poorly, the driver pulled into a parking lot, bought a siphon kit from a nearby auto parts store, and siphoned the fuel onto the ground.

Workers at an area pharmacy called authorities, but the trucker was gone by the time they arrived.

The fuel was contained in the parking lot by using about 25 bags of absorbent material that weigh 50 pounds each.

The state Department of Environmental Protection also responded.

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