Francisco Lopez Caught Stealing Gas During Dakar Rally

01/17/2011 @ 8:55 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

In an event that’s probably more embarrassing than nefarious, Aprilia’s Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez was caught by the camera of a Dakar Rally spectator stealing gas from a parked motorcycle near the race course. Lopez didn’t get too far in the process as several local policeman were nearby and gave the Chilean rider a stern talking to…of course when you speak the language, we imagine it’s a lot easier to talk your way out of a ticket than end up in some South American jail. Check the video after the jump, and let us know if you think Lopez should have been handed a time penalty for his actions.

Source: Motociclisti Blog via Two Wheels Blog; Photo: Francois Flamand / Team Aprilia Giofil


  1. bemer2six says:

    do what you have to do to win the race!!! lol

  2. 1198freak says:

    That’s hilarious. He looked like a pickpocket in a subway station choosing his next target.

  3. Joe says:

    Not very conspicuous….

  4. kevin says:

    Hmmmm, let me get som’ of this gas.


  5. Mormont says:

    Karma caught up with Chaleco on the final stage.

  6. Ken says:

    I like calling him Chilango