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Grease Thieves

A Northern California man was busted with more than 2,500 gallons of yellow grease (worth about $6k) that he pilfered from Burger King and other restaurants. Used fryer oil is stored near trash bins because it's nasty, smelly stuff, so thieves think its theirs for the taking, but a lot of owners have contracts with grease collector companies. A neighbor spotted the man's truck because it "stuck out." Again, we defer to one of the funniest Simpsons episodes ever. [NYT; previously]