A Kasota man is accused of stealing gas from a vehicle in the parking lot of River Bluff Apartments at 3:00 a.m. earlier this month with his young son present.

Mankato Police got a tip from a tenant that two people were siphoning gas out of an SUV and when police rolled up they found 33-year-old Lee Young Sr. and the child sitting next to the vehicle.

Young denied trying to steal gas from the SUV, but the criminal complaint shows that his son’s grandmother was missing her gas can and garden hose.

Young is facing preliminary charges of contributing to the delinquency of a child, tampering with a vehicle, and theft.