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Waylaid in Hartford

Jon Hough, of Hartford, Vt., takes the jumper cables off a friend's truck on Nov. 21, 2013, in Hartford. The night before driving home he had run out of gas-- his gas gauge is broken. The next day after putting gas in the truck, it also needed a jump. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Jon Hough, of Hartford, Vt., takes the jumper cables off a friend's truck on Nov. 21, 2013, in Hartford. The night before driving home he had run out of gas-- his gas gauge is broken. The next day after putting gas in the truck, it also needed a jump. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck Purchase photo reprints »

Jon Hough, of Hartford, detaches jumper cables from a friend’s truck on Thursday in Hartford. The fuel gage to his truck was broken, and the night before he ran out of gas while driving home. The next day, after putting gas in the tank, Hough discovered the battery also needed a jump to get the engine started.

Valley News — Jennifer Hauck