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Red Bull Thief Caught Red-Handed

Pernell Johnson, 46, was arrested for allegedly stealing Red Bull from a local Price Chopper.

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Utica Police arrested 46 year old Pernell Johnson of Utica, for allegedly trying to steal nearly $60 in Red Bull, that’s the popular Austrian energy drink, from the Price Chopper on Genesee Street.

According to Utica Police, Johnson was apprehended and detained by a member of the store’s loss prevention team.  When Utica Police arrived at the scene, Officer Benjamin Perra  arrested  Johnson and charged him with petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Johnson was later issued an appearance ticket returnable to Utica City Court on the 27th day of May 2011.

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