Man breaks into a Burger King and drinks gallons of deep frying oil

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.


Many officers of the Miami Police Department were still on the site this morning to gather evidence and complete the investigation.

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.

5 Comments on "Man breaks into a Burger King and drinks gallons of deep frying oil"

  1. Assuming the oil was straight up, pure canola oil, and assuming he uses 2000 calories per day (although at his size, it would be more). 25 gallons = about 95 liters, 95 liters of oil = 88 kg of oil. Canola oil is 884 calories per 100 grams, so it would be the grand total of 778 000 calories. If we divide 778 000 calories by 2000 calories per day, we would get 390 days of energy. That is 1.06 years worth of calories for 1 man.

  2. Yabba the Hutt. I don’t body shame people but this guy is a complete idiot. He should be in jail. Maybe he’d lose that 500+ pounds. Gluttony

  3. That’s gonna be one greasy dump!

  4. He’s obviously he sick

  5. Arianna Turner | March 15, 2018 at 4:49 am | Reply

    I’m surprised the grease didn’t make the man sick

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