Man Steals 100,000 GALLONS Of Diesel

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  2. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Ummm, ooookay, so

    "When police finally tracked him down, Romero-Brizuela was hauling 750 gallons of diesel in the back of his truck. "

    Is that reality? Doing some math, thats a 5000-6000 lb load in the back of the truck.

    And at 750 gal a haul, thats 133 times filling and emptying, single fill even on a high volume pump, we're talking a 30 minute fill time. X 2 for unload


    Bushman Rectangle Water Storage Tank - 700 Gallon

    90x64x34 inches for a 700 gallon tank... doesnt quite match the picture.

    The funniest bit "police have no idea what he did with the fuel"




    Lets say everything there is 100% true, i want to hire this guy to manage package delivery and warehousing, he clearly has the ability to hustle and get stuff done. Be interesting to see how he handled a legal and real logistics challenge.
     
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  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    The value of the diesel he stole was about $410,000,and he used multiple card numbers at various Kum and Go locations.
    He probably found someone/somewhere to offload all that diesel fuel(save for the 750 gallons he was nailed with). I’m assuming that this done over a period of multiple days and not in one sitting.
     
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  4. ZVar

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    Yeah. Just did the math for a 2010 f150 with a 6.5 ft bed. With the dimensions I found and have no reason to doubt the accuracy of, it can hold about 375 gallons under a tonneau cover.
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Seen a dude busted at The TA up on 80/90 near Chitown stealing fuel. Had this big ol Pete.

    Russian dude. Apparently they had been on to him but couldn't catch him.

    He knew how to hot wire the pumps some how.

    He took a little too much this particular time, and it set off the tank leak alarm.

    Like half a dozen Marshals swooped on his ###.
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Well that last sentence makes us know this is a tall tale...
     
  7. skallagrime

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    Period of multiple days? Guy had to be at it nearly 24/7 to do 133 loads in a week.

    "Found someone" yeah, i guess, but you tell me who has a spot to reliably go and do that volume... at best he had a couple of tankers hiding and was selling as he went, or just straight up selling to a different store/s with capacity.

    Just saying, im impressed with the lengths gone to and the volume moved.

    Assuming a full sized 8 foot bed in a f250 or f350, the volume is technically there, but either thats a custom made tank or not easy to find (i looked) and its gotta use every single bit of space.

    capacity for a 1 ton bed is about 6k, so its doable, but boy thats pushing comfortability for me without going to a dually
     
  8. mjd4277

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    Another thing to remember is that particular Super Duty is a Super Crew(crew cab) so it’s possible (if not suicidal) that he may have also used the rear of the cab to haul extra fuel(additional tank(s)).
     
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    A 2021 f250 8' bed is 78.5 cubic feet according to Ford. A gallon is 0.134 cubic feet. simple math makes the absolute max, not including the little bit the tank takes up, to be 586 gallons. That said, the truck pictured in the article is not a 2021, nor is it an 8' bed.
    I'm guessing it's around a 2000 or so model year and a 6.5' bed. It is a super duty however, so at least an F250 so can likely take the weight in the bed.
     
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Fair enough, according to site link, a 6 foot holds 560ish gal, but i didnt bother to check further than guessing + 20% is close to 750

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