NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Two Queens men are accused of trying to steal used cooking oil from a New Jersey restaurant.
Police say they caught Youngil Kim and Byung Ho Choi sucking 700 gallons of grease from two storage tanks behind a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant in North Bergen Monday.READ MORE: Family Members: Woman Originally From Long Island Among The Missing In Florida Condo Collapse
Waste oil can be turned into biodiesel fuel. The restaurant sells its grease to a contractor for a little more than $1 a gallon.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
Police say the men attached a hose to a pump in a canary yellow van. The oil was stored in a plastic bladder.
Detective Lt. Frank Cannella tells The Record newspaper they “weren’t sneaky thieves, they were greasy thieves.”MORE NEWS: See It: Woman Steals Dog From Valley Stream Home
It’s not clear if they have lawyers.