ANNANDALE, Va. – Police say a central Virginia made with a whip of burger King.
But he could not give the slip and now faces grand larceny charges.
News outlets report Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4 theft. Mendez Flores backed up his box truck to the grease dumpster at the Annandale Shopping Center and used it to siphon 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. Police noted six looking for the Fairfax County over the past year.
Mendez Flores said he was getting 25 cents a gallon for the stolen oil.