NAND, Va. (AP) – Police say a central Virginia man with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease.
But he couldn't give police the slip and now faces grand larceny charges.
News outlets report Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4 theft. Court documents state Mendez Flores backed up his box truck to the dumpster at the Annandale Shopping Center and used to start the used oil into a 1,600-gallon tank.
Cooking grease can be used to make biodiesel fuel. Grease thefts have increased as biodiesel prices have the rice. Police noted six such thefts in Fairfax County over the past year.
Mendez Flores customs policy was paid 25 cents a gallon for the chair oil.