A Florida man found an extreme way to cheat on his diet last night: He broke into a closed fast food restaurant and drank more than 25 gallons of used oil from the deep fryers.
The Miami Police Department received a call for a break-in at a Burger King restaurant around 2 A.M. and some officers were on the site in a matter of minutes.
Upon arriving at the restaurant, they found 510-lb Romeo Carter, chugging down oil directly from the deep fryers. The 41-year old man has already ingested dozens of gallons of cooking oil but was still drinking it with an apparently unquenchable thirst.
He was arrested on the site and accused of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.
Mr. Carter was released on bail this afternoon, and he briefly met with the Miami Inquirer to explain his ordeal.
“My wife’s put me on a tofu and raw vegetable diet, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I waited till she was asleep and went to the restaurant to get a couple burgers, but it was closed. I was starving and depressed, and I totally lost it.”
Mr Carter faces a total of 35 years in jail, but he’s already offered to pay for all the damage he caused and Burger King could possibly agree to a settlement and accept to drop the charges.
If the charges are maintained, he is expected to appear at the Miami-Dade County courthouse on May 8.