He Stole $1,700 of Fuel How?!

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(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a head-turning situation seemingly out of an action movie, a 34-year-old man from Paterson, New Jersey, was caught red-handed committing a unique kind of theft in Delaware.

Specifically, Kelvin Giron-Brand was arrested for manipulating a gas pump at a Wawa gas station in New Castle, allowing him to steal a large amount of fuel worth over $1,700.

According to the Delaware State Police, Giron-Brand installed a special device on a fuel pump. In a clever but illegal way to bypass paying the total price, this device allowed him to get a lot of fuel for a very small amount of money.

The police got involved when they were called to the Wawa for a reported fuel theft. When the officers arrived, they found Giron-Brand at a pump with a white Ford van.

This has been a recurrent incident. The police had noticed a pattern of diesel fuel thefts at several Wawa stations in the area, all involving devices added to the gas pumps.

When the officers inspected the pump Giron-Brand was using, they found one of these manipulation devices. They also found multiple containers filled with over $1,700 worth of stolen fuel in his work van. The astonishing part is that Giron-Brand managed to pay less than $20 for all this fuel, thanks to the device he installed.

Giron-Brand was arrested without any trouble. He faces serious charges: shoplifting over $1,500, possessing burglary tools (specifically those used to turn off security systems), and second-degree conspiracy. These are all felony charges.

Giron-Brand was taken to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after his arrest. He was held there on a $14,000 secured bond.