An attempted bike theft on St.Anthony St. in Chatham led to a rude awakening for residents living in the area.
Police say a man tried steal a bike that was locked to a gas meter but fled the scene when he realized he cut through the gas line.
Emergency personnel had to evacuate the area around 3:15am today until Union Gas crews could fix the gas meter.
Damage is estimated at $600.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 20-years-old.
He fled without the bike.