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Red Bull doesn’t always give you wings. Just ask these guys

Red Bull theft
Nearly $5,000 in stolen Red Bull drinks were found in back of U-Haul van in Vacaville, Calif.
(Vacaville Police Department )

Sometimes Red Bull doesn’t give you wings.

That was certainly the case for three Oakland men and two teens who were arrested on suspicion of swiping $4,700 in Red Bull drinks this weekend.

“Red Bull gives you wings… or in this case, a pair of shiny bracelets and some time in jail,” the Vacaville Police Department said in a statement.

The group was spotted Saturday night wheeling cases of the energy drink from a grocery store in Vacaville, police said.

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The van contained a big assortment of Red Bull.
The van contained a big assortment of Red Bull.
(Vacaville Police Department )

After making it out of the store, they loaded the beverages into a rented U-Haul van and sped out of the parking lot, according to the police department.

The van sped through a stop sign and red light, but was eventually pulled over on Interstate 80, police said.

A Vacaville police officer searched the van and found a lot of purloined drinks.

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“After searching the van, it was evident that our local grocery store was only one of many the crew had graced with their presence,” the police department said.

Ronnie Yarbrough, 30; Jafar Neal, 29;  Jabari Neal, 29; Torn Saelee, 19; and another teen were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, police said.

The second teen’s name was not released because he is a minor. He was taken to the juvenile detention center.

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