Two Arrested In Burger King Bungled Burglary
CLEWISTON, FL. -- In the early morning hours of Monday, November 12, 2012, Hendry County Deputy Michael Brawner was on patrol in the area of Burger King, located on Sugarland Highway in Clewiston city limits. He observed a white Isuzu truck enter the parking lot of Burger King and back up to the dumpster located in the rear of the business. He saw two individuals get out of the vehicle, and open the gate securing the area around the dumpster.
Once inside the area, the two men removed a PVC pipe along with a hose from the rear of the truck. He then heard a loud motor start up. Deputy Brawner and Sgt. Delbert Fair approached the suspects and found that they were removing the used cooking oil stored by Burger King. It was confirmed by managers of Burger King that these two men did not have a contract with the company for the removal of the oil and that no one should be on the premises at that hour.
The suspects were identified as 43 year old Manuel Antonio Rodriguez-Fiallo of 9620 SW Grand Canal Drive, Miami, FL and 36 year old Damian Delgado of 1530 SW 131 Avenue, Miami, Florida.
After detaining both individuals, deputies’ located three 250 gallon containers in the rear of the vehicle all full of used cooking oil with an estimated value of $2,475. Deputies also found a box full of tools to include a hacksaw, bolt cutters, cordless drill and wrenches.
Both Rodriguez-Fiallo and Delgado were arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Grand Theft. Both men are being held in the Hendry County Jail on $12,500 bond each.