40+ cases of high-energy drink stolen
Andreas “Zulus” Kettner is usually
a pretty upbeat guy.
You would expect that from someone
whose job it is to deliver Red Bull to various business establishments on Grand
But Thursday Mr. Kettner had a real
He walked outside his George Town
home Thursday morning to find thieves had opened the back of his box truck and
at least 40 cases of Red Bull – about $1,500 worth or roughly 1,000 cans of the
stuff – had been stolen from the back of the vehicle.
“I knew immediately what happened
because the truck was open,” Mr. Kettner said. “The cursing started – it’s just
There were other items in the back
of the box truck, including refrigerators, but nothing else was taken.
“They left two cases of sugar-free
(Red Bull) that was it,” he said. “I guess they were not too healthy. Either
they’re having a big party or they’re low on energy.”
It’s something of a mystery as to
why someone would want that many cases of Red Bull just to drink. But Mr.
Kettner said he believes whoever took the cases will probably try to resell
them – possibly at local bars or stores.
Mr. Kettner said he’s been selling
Red Bull in the Cayman Islands since 1998 and said he is currently the only
person shipping the drink on Grand Cayman. So if a business is receiving it
from another individual they should immediately be suspicious.
“They will try and sell it and make
some money from it,” he said. “They will
probably go to a bar or something.”
On occasion, Mr. Kettner said
certain individuals have taken a case or two of Red Bull in the past and sold
it somewhere, but he’s never made a big deal out of it.
“People will call me up (when attempts
to sell are made by the thieves) and to a certain extent, when you know them,
you forgive it,” he said.
But this case was a much larger
theft than what Mr. Kettner has seen.
He said it was disappointing
because Red Bull has provided its products at many charity events in years past
and is always glad to help the community wherever it can.
The amount taken is actually less
than what Mr. Kettner ships in a day, but he said it’s just the act of the
theft that bothers him.
“That’s the very upsetting part
that they came and took it all,” he said.
It is illegal in the Cayman Islands
to buy goods that an individual knows or suspects may have been stolen prior to