Woman Stole $2,500 of Stanley Cups As Craze Spikes: California Police

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  • Police in California said a 23-year-old woman stole nearly $2,500 worth of Stanley cups.
  • They recovered 65 items from the suspect’s car.
  • The most popular size of Stanley Quencher, a must-have item for tweens, retails for $45.

Police in Roseville, California, said a Sacramento woman brazenly stole nearly $2,500 worth of Stanley cups — the hugely popular drinking vessels.

The police department said that last Wednesday staff at an unnamed retail store in Roseville saw a woman boldly loading a shopping cart filled with Stanley cups and leaving the premises without paying for them.

Despite being confronted by employees, the 23-year-old suspect refused to stop and proceeded to fill the trunk of her car with the stolen merchandise, according to the police.

She was arrested on a charge of grand theft, police said, with a subsequent search of her vehicle leading to the recovery of 65 Stanley products — valued at nearly $2,500.

Images shared by the police department on Facebook show the trunk of a car filled with stolen merchandise — Stanley cups of varying sizes.

The trunk of the suspect's car was filled with stolen Stanley products.

The trunk of the suspect’s car was filled with stolen Stanley products.

City of Roseville Police Department

The brand’s block-colored cups, called Quenchers, sell for $20 for the smallest version and $60 for the largest. The most popular size — the 40-ounce Quencher— retails for $45.

The City of Roseville Police Department said in a Facebook post on Sunday that: “While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits.”

As Business Insider previously reported, though Stanley has existed since 1913, it gained newfound popularity last year when influencers started showcasing the cups on TikTok.

Since then, the hype has continued, with the company’s products being a much-gifted present for tweens this Christmas.

Videos posted on TikTok show shoppers rushing to stores to try to buy limited-edition versions of the cups.

While the gigantic water bottles may seem like all the rage right now, a youth-consumer-trends analyst told BI that the cups may soon become uncool.

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