Woman accused of stealing $2,500 worth of Stanley cups from Dick’s Sporting Goods posts $150,000 bond
The woman accused of stealing more than five dozen Stanley drinking cups last week walked free, but only after posting a $150,000 bond and agreeing to wearing a GPS tracking, officials said Tuesday.
Delany Garcia-Lopez, 23, was charged with single counts of grand theft, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol level of at least .08, according to a complaint filed by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.
While the six-digit bail and monitoring might seem exorbitant, a DA’s spokesperson said those conditions are well within bounds of a felony grand theft charge.
“Placer County has and always will take theft seriously. Our community will not stand for people stealing from our local businesses,” Placer County DA Morgan Gire said in statement to NBC News.
“Our office is committed to working with our local law enforcement partners, our business community, and residents to combat this issue and hold criminals accountable.”
Garcia-Lopez and her counsel from the Placer County Public Defender’s Office could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday.
A manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods declined to discuss last week’s theft.
Roseville officers were called Wednesday to a report of a theft in progress, police said.
“Staff saw a woman take a shopping cart full of Stanley water bottles without paying for them. The suspect refused to stop for staff and stuffed her car with the stolen merchandise,” police said in a statement on Sunday.
“An officer spotted the suspect vehicle as it entered Highway 65 from Galleria Blvd and initiated a traffic stop.”
Police posted pictures of her car trunk and passenger seat stuffed with a variety of these popular cups.
Stanley cups have become highly sought items in recent months, in the same way Yeti cups have been all the rage in recent years.
Social media influencers have also played a role in Stanley’s popularity. The Quencher cup, which holds 40 fluid ounces and retails on the Stanley website at $45, has in particular become a fashionable item.
“While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits,” police said.