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Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 4:17 p.m.

At least 10 cases of Red Bull stolen from Country Market in Saline

By Kyle Feldscher

Two men and a female driver made off with at least 10 cases of Red Bull from the Country Market in Saline Saturday, according to a Saline police report.

Police responded to Country Market at 1:24 p.m. Saturday after a manager at the store reported a customer had seen two men carrying cases of the energy drink out of the store and into a waiting vehicle. The manager said he checked with cashiers, who had not sold any Red Bull recently, and then looked at the shelf where the Red Bull had been on display. The shelf was empty when the manager arrived, according to police.

The manager told police the shelf usually has about 10 cases of Red Bull on it, but he wasn’t sure exactly how many cases had been stolen. Each case was being sold for $19.50, the police report stated.

A customer who spoke to police said she saw two men exit the store with “a bunch of Red Bull.” She stated the two men hurriedly put the cases of Red Bull into the back of a silver, four-door vehicle driven by a woman with blond hair, who then drove away.

The customer wrote down a license plate number, but when police ran the number there were no results, the report stated.

The male suspects are described as in their early 20s, one being a white male and the other is either a light-skinned black male or a dark-skinned white male. The driver is described as white and also in her early 20s.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to email Det. Don Lupi or call the Saline Police Department at 734-429-7911.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 6:31 a.m.

Here's a better break down: The Thief's ability to be calm enough to keep the staff unaware, tells me that their primary drug is opiates, if they were on crack they would have been in first stage detox mode and would be too anxious. These addicts were smooth and calm, careful to not alert red flags. They also did this thing hundreds of times to different folks and stores the same. It was also planed and the perpetrators had been there within the last couple of hours to check out the seen and probably bought a Red Bull, while snooping the place. Rushing to get out of there tells me they lost there cool as they left. Then they looked suspicious to some stranger who the reported it. They got nervous toward the end and the anticipation for the drug caught up and paranoia set in. So, the question is: did someone out there see a lowlife party store with people delivering ten cases of Red Bull? I frequent this store and their beer is pricy enough, we don't need low life stores putting our poor addicts to work and pay them to destroy themselves with more drugs. If this is you then read it and weep, because your worse then they could ever be.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 3:53 p.m.

here's a tip, Farrel's don't have resalable items. Served food is a another thing these addicts steal. Your stupid high school thing is part of the problem, but all but maybe 2% of the problem is caused by dine and dash high school students. I tell you what, go to a lowlife party store, pull the owner aside and ask him if he would be interested in buying something real cheap. See what a response you get.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:24 p.m.

Here's a tip. In high school at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor at the mall, we "dine and dashed" due to the cash register being on the other side of the store where you exited. We'd eat, then only buy candy at the register. Simple. Crime of opportunity. I was neither a crack, weed, or opiate addict. My friends and I were calm, in control, and created a diversion not to bring attention to ourselves. Yup. Once more. The scum of the earth. Addicts. No need for police to search any further, someone has figured this out already.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 4:34 a.m.

So sorry if the story of theft is boring to you all. 10 cases x 19.50 = $195 and that is a BIG loss. It's a stupid thing to do. But people steal all kinds of things. We had pumpkins stolen a little while ago. My mind still boggles. But by all means kick back and insult the people of Saline. Maybe you'll think differently next time you reach for a Red Bull. Maybe it's a black market Red Bull!


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:26 p.m.

A black market Red Bull lol


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 3:52 a.m.

@ roadman Yes, it is newsworthy especially to people living in Saline. They read! I am sure they want to know about this incident.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:08 a.m.

Above are all wrong. This theft is caused by addicts, but not Red Bull Addicts. they steal it and take it to another lowlife store and sell it to the owner for pennies on the dollar, then they sell it for full price. This gig is old and usually CD's, DVDs, most things small with a large price tag. My experience working with addicts always give me a heads up on the scams.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:21 p.m.

Well, there it is! You've figured it out. Addicts. The scum of society. Not some bored teenagers, but addicts.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:25 p.m.

Used books *cough*


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:33 a.m.

Red Bull is such a marketing gimmick. Only uneducated members of the proletariat drink that stuff and waste their monies on it. These people obviously had enough of spending big bucks on caffeinated sugar water. If you want to get fat drinking that stuff go ahead Tubby.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:24 p.m.

I used to think that way too until I actually tried one and found that I liked the taste. Imagine that! I wouldn't go stealing cases of the stuff but I have bought a few more cans since I first tried it. It's not bad at all!

Roger Dodger

Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 12:43 a.m.

Good Lord. This site should be called " and surrounding area's crime logs." You guys should just stick to Ann Arbor unless you plan on doing more than publishing police logs and press releases from EMU.


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 11:52 p.m.

This sort of theft is getting out of hand here recently. It IS news, and should be reported as crime. Hopefully the people will be caught and end up in the court rooms.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:20 p.m.

That's if the police ever catches them.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 3:48 a.m.

So the circuit court judges can give probation and restitution?

Tom Joad

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 11:51 p.m.

These so called energy drinks are a SCAM. So is vitamin water, gatorade and all other pricey concoctions. I saw a display of un-named energy drinks in the People's Food Coop. They wanted $2 for a 8 oz can that supplied a whopping 125 calories along with a bunch of questionable add-ons and energy boosters...All you are buying is expensive urine.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:23 p.m.

Thomas people used to compete in sports before they invented gatorade. Water is just fine for quenching thirst and keeping a person hydrated.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 12:41 p.m.

some of those other drinks might be urine but Gatorade was developed to replenish lost minerals like sodium and electrolytes. Try riding a bike for five hours only drinking water and see where that gets you.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 1:34 a.m.

Maybe I can start selling my urine! It contains ingredients and is all-natural!


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 11:21 p.m.

Sheriff! Round up a posse! Really? Is this news? Another reason why eyewitness accounts are no good, "...either a light-skinned black male or a dark-skinned white male" LOL! What? He have a tan? Hispanic? Asian? Middle Eastern? Quick, check all surrounding liquor stores for recent purchases of Vodka!


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 10:54 p.m.

First world problems.


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 8:51 p.m.

With the wings one can of Red Bull gives you. I'm going to assume these culprits are long gone with all the wings they now have. . .

Atticus F.

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 8:48 p.m.

"Somebody call 911!"


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 : 8:36 p.m.

Could these alleged culprits possibly have a caffeine addiction? But really, is this actually newsworthy?


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:51 p.m.

yes it is .If you are not interested do not bother to read it.Fox news works on this principle report on what they want.would twenty cases make it newsworthy?How about Thirty?