Tampa man arrested for fuel theft using pulsar device.
Raidel Borrego Cardoso of Tampa was arrested Thursday after he allegedly used a pulsar manipulation device to steal fuel from a Racetrac gas station in Port Richey, Florida. A deputy from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the unauthorized access and arrived at the station to find Borrego Cardoso sitting in a truck at the pump. Surveillance video showed Borrego Cardoso and an unknown person installing the device inside the pump, which interfered with its ability to measure the fuel being dispensed. The truck also had an illegal fuel tank in the truck bed. Borrego Cardoso was arrested and faces multiple charges.
This incident highlights the importance of security measures to protect fuel from being stolen. Pulsar manipulation devices are used to interfere with the fuel pump’s ability to measure the fuel being dispensed, allowing the thief to steal fuel without paying. This type of theft is becoming increasingly common, and gas stations need to take steps to protect themselves. Security cameras, alarms, and locks are all effective methods of deterring theft. Additionally, gas station employees should be trained to recognize suspicious activity and report it to the authorities.
Gas station theft is a serious crime that can cause significant financial losses for businesses. It is important to take steps to protect fuel from theft and to educate employees about security measures to help prevent it. By taking these measures, gas stations can reduce their losses and keep fuel theft to a minimum.