Man Arrested For Stealing Used Cooking Oil

Cameron Fairchild
March 29, 2018 - 8:19 am
Cooking, Oil

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DENTON (1080 KRLD) - A man is under arrest for a string of unusual thefts from North Texas fast food restaurants.

Denton police say they have the suspect on surveillance video, stealing the same thing, from Taco Cabana, Whataburger, and Arby's. 

Used cooking oil, nearly 500 gallons of it.

Investigators say video shows the man using a hose to suck the grease out of traps at each of the restaurants.

Police don't know why anyone would steal used cooking oil...but some companies buy it, and recycle it into ingredients used in fuel.

Evidence specialists who calculate this sort of thing say the suspect's haul would have brought him about $1.88 per gallon, on the used cooking oil black market.