New Jersey State Police Sussex Station detectives identified and charged Mr. Michael Betts, 34, of Bushkill, P.A. for attempting to steal shopping carts full of Red Bull energy drinks from the Walmart in Hampton Township and the Weiss Market in Newton on May 2.
Police say Betts arrived at the store and loaded a cart full of the energy drinks then drive to make his way out the store before he was noticed by store officials.
Police say he then ran from the scene and was apprehended today.
Investigators later discovered that Betts was lodged on May 19 at the Passaic County Jail by Totowa Station Troopers for unrelated charges.
Michael Betts was charged with shoplifting and is currently awaiting a bail hearing.
Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.