Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing $2,500 of Stanley Stainless Steel Cups: Police

The woman was caught by police with 65 Stanley products, per authorities

<p>City of Roseville, California Police Department</p> Stanley Cups located by Calif. police

City of Roseville, California Police Department

Stanley Cups located by Calif. police
  • A woman stuffed a cart with more than 60 Stanley products and refused to pay for them, police say

  • When she was detained, police allegedly found dozens of Stanley tumblers in the trunk and passenger floor of her vehicle

  • The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, has been charged with grand theft

A 23-year-old California woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing Stanley cups and tumblers worth $2,500 from a local store amid a hype surrounding the stainless steel product, according to authorities.

On Wednesday, officers from the Roseville Police Department responded to a store in Rocklin, Calif., where store clerks say a woman stuffed a shopping cart with Stanley cups and tumblers and refused to pay for them, police said in a statement over the weekend.

“The suspect refused to stop for staff and stuffed her car with the stolen merchandise,” the statement reads in part. An officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle and made a traffic stop before detaining her, police said.

They discovered a total of 65 Stanley products, which amounted to a net worth of $2,500, per the statement.

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“While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits,” police said in the statement.

The woman, who is not named in the statement, has been charged with grand theft, authorities said.

Police released photos showing the trunk of a car as well as the front passenger floor stuffed with Stanley tumblers. Another photo showed Stanley tumblers, mugs and bottles placed across the front hood of a police car.

Related: Starbucks' Pink Stanley Cups Won't Be Restocked After Causing Chaos at Target and Reselling for $200

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The Stanley cup rage has also resulted in chaos of different types. Earlier this month, after the company dropped a set of Target-exclusive Galentine’s Day Stanley tumblers, the interest in the cups allegedly led to some customers getting trampled in the store.

A series of Starbucks Stanley products, made available only at Starbucks stores at Targets, also resulted in similar chaos and the $49.95 mug was being sold online for $200 with bidding wars, PEOPLE reported earlier this month. Starbucks told PEOPLE they are seeing the "enthusiastic response" but will not be restocking the product.

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