A California woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of Stanley Quencher tumbler water bottles from a retail store near Sacramento, according to police.
The incident occurred Jan. 17, when the 23-year-old woman was reported for taking a shopping cart full of Stanley water bottles without paying for them, according to a news release from the Roseville Police Department. The woman refused to stop for staff at the store and loaded her car with the stolen merchandise, which totaled 65 Stanley water bottles with a value of nearly $2,500, according to the release.
She left the scene, but an officer spotted the woman entering Highway 65 and initiated a traffic stop. After officers discovered the stolen merchandise, the woman was arrested and charged with grand theft.
Stanley tumblers have created a sales frenzy both in stores and online as the popular water bottle has become a viral sensation. Stanley Quencher 40-ounce water bottles are available for sale online for $45 at the company’s website, but select versions of the water bottle are being re-sold online for hundreds of dollars.
“While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits,” Roseville PD said in the release.