Florida Man Charged with Stealing a Staggering 1,300 Gallons of Wawa Gas
I know times are hard here in Florida. Prices are up with everything. So it’s important to save a buck here and there. However, this is NOT the way. Meet Suspect Yerrison Perez. He’s the man who allegedly thought he could fuel his life of crime by siphoning off over $9,000 worth of gas. This guy did it from various Wawa gas locations in Orange County. I guess he figured he’d pump up his bank account while deflating everyone else’s tires.
Now, you might be wondering how someone can steal thousands of dollars’ worth of gas without setting off any alarms. Well, it turns out Perez didn’t exactly have a secret invisibility cloak. Nope, instead, he relied on good old-fashioned sneakiness and a complete disregard for other people’s wallets.
Wawa Gas Heist:
According to the New York Post, this Floridian fuel felon was charged with three counts of grand theft and one count of scheme to defraud, which sounds pretty fancy, but in layman’s terms, it means he was allegedly swiping more Wawa fuel than you can shake a dipstick at. He even had an active warrant hanging over his head, just waiting to catch up with him.
But fear not, because the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) swooped in like caped crusaders to put an end to Perez’s alleged gas-guzzling escapades. They had been investigating these mysterious fuel thefts for quite some time, and with the help of video evidence, they finally pinned the gas bandit down.
In a statement that probably left Perez red-faced, FDACS said, “Based on video evidence, business records, bank records, and other investigative techniques, Perez was positively identified…” So, Perez, it seems your days of driving off into the sunset with stolen gas are over.
Perez now finds himself behind bars in the Orange County Jail, as he contemplates life without a gas pump to call his own. And according to FDACS, he’s also facing unrelated charges, so it looks like this fuel-fueled adventure is taking him down a long and winding road.