Police in California had to caution people not to resort to crime to satisfy their "hydration habits" after they apprehended a woman who allegedly stole $2,500 worth of Stanley cups.
The Stanley cups, insulated containers, have gained immense popularity recently.
One woman even reported that her Stanley cup retained ice inside it after being in a car fire.
So, it's clear that many people are eager to get their hands on a Stanley cup.
However, some are willing to go extra mile, as discovered by California police.
In a Facebook post on Sunday (21 January), police reported an incident at a retail store where a woman was witnessed pushing a shopping cart filled with Stanley cups out of the store without paying.
Even when confronted by staff, she refused to stop.
The suspect brazenly loaded her car with the stolen products and drove away from the store, prompting a police search for her vehicle.
An officer from the City of Roseville, located in Placer County northeast of Sacramento, spotted the car on Highway 65 from Galleria Blvd and conducted a traffic stop.
The 23-year-old woman from Sacramento was arrested on charges of Grand Theft.
A search of the car uncovered 65 stolen Stanley products, valued at nearly $2,500.
The police department shared images from the scene, revealing the bottles crammed into the car's trunk and scattered on the footwell.
Another photo displayed the stolen items lined up on a police car, covering most of the hood.
In their concluding statement, the police department emphasized, "While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits."
"The Roseville Police Department remains committed to stopping retail theft."
This incident occurred amid chaos in supermarkets earlier this month when shoppers sought to obtain limited-edition Stanley cups launched for Valentine's Day.
Customers queued up as early as 3 am to secure the cups, which came in red and pink designs.