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01/01/2014 04:42 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Brian Taylor, Gasoline Addict, In Trouble For Violating Ban Prohibiting Him From Gas Stations

All he wanted was to top off his tank.

A British gas guzzler went before a judge New Years Eve after violating an order prohibiting him from gas stations. Brian Taylor, 45, is reportedly addicted to sniffing and drinking gasoline, and has a history of "attacking petrol pumps, obtaining petrol and consuming it," according to prosecutors.

The fuel-ish man recently got in trouble after being spotted attempting to obtain gasoline by employees of a North Yorkshire service station Dec. 30, and reportedly visited another station with the same intent on the same day.

Taylor, who is subject to an antisocial behavior order with provisions that he stay away from gas stations, was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay the equivalent of about $200 in "costs and victim surcharge."

In 2005, Taylor stole gas from the same station 51 times. In some instances he was caught on security cameras consuming gas and then "doing a little jig while high on the fumes."

Taylor reportedly tried to get help for his running-on-empty addiction, but was kicked out of meetings after showing up smelling of gas and being deemed a fire hazard, according to the Mirror.

Taylor isn't the only person with a toxic addiction to gasoline. In May 2012, TLC's "My Strange Addiction" ran the story of a teenage girl who consumed up to 12 teaspoons of gasoline a day.

"It tingles at first and then it, it burns the back of my throat," the girl, identified as "Shannon," said, describing her habit. "Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good."

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