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.

Waste oil can be turned into biodiesel fuel. The restaurant sells its grease to a contractor for a little more than $1 a gallon.

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.”

It’s not clear if they have lawyers.

Comments (9)
  1. Roy says:

    They probably resell it to chinese restuarants at a discount…mmmmm mmm good

  2. Ding says:

    May be these Chinamen were using this oil to cook the Chinese Food! Perfect recycling! Where is the crime here?

    1. Vin says:

      They are not chinese.

  3. EKavet says:

    Must be a slow news day..

  4. rugbyball says:

    I get what your saying, but that oil was worth $700+ to the restaurant and these guys where stealing it. Maybe this Five Guys restaurant needs a better lock (or just a lock if not locked up).

  5. skerble says:

    these guys politicians or corporate ceo’s, oil exec’s? good thing they were caught!!!???

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