From the pages of the Crescent City American, August 1930.
One of the most bold displays of thievery shown here in recent times, around Crescent City anyway, was shown Monday night when a man attempted to steal gasoline from Mr. Sweeney at his cabin in Camp Roberta.
Sweeney was awakened by someone during the night and found it to be a man trying to steal gas from a drum in the yard. Sweeney scared him away and borrowed a gun from a neighbor. The would-be thief returned a second time, and Sweeney took a shot at him, but the prowler returned twice more before Sweeney covered him with the gun. In the darkness, the man sneaked away while Sweeney was calling his neighbor for help.