MODESTO, CA - A man suspected of ripping off Fresno stores of Red Bull energy drinks was caught in a similar theft in Modesto, say police.
Burkhalter, 42, of Kingsburg in Fresno County, was nabbed with the aid of a suspicious employee at the Budget Meats store, 1125 Maze Boulevard in Modesto Thursday afternoon, said Modesto police Lt. Rick Armendariz.
The employee said a man portraying himself as a Red Bull drink supplier came into the store with an empty dolly and binder and told the clerk he was there pull the energy drink from shelves and replenish the store with fresh product.
The man took out the Red Bull and left without bring in new drinks, according to the employee. The employee called police and followed the man, obtaining a vehicle description.