Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Deputies Outslick Grease Thieves
Cristhian Jose Peraltacano, 37, of Miami, and Hugo Joe Neira, 47, of Miami Gardens were arrested and charged with grand theft, a felony
CCSO reports gave this account of the arrests:
Deputies responded swiftly to Wendy’s, where they saw Peraltacano at the grease tank in the back of the restaurant. He was holding a hose that was connected to a tank on the back of a green Mitsubishi truck and appeared to be vacuuming. He stopped what he was doing once he spotted deputies.
The men told deputies they work for Tool Stop Food Scrap Services out of Miami. The company does not have a contract with the restaurants to remove the oil.
Cummings, he said, just happened to be at the right place at the right time and contacted deputies, who quickly realized the seriousness of the situation.
“We anticipate that as more law enforcement becomes aware of the problem, they will take appropriate action,” Scoggins said.