Video: Polk Co. man goes through great lengths to steal Pepsi bottle, PCSO says

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MULBERRY, Fla. (WFLA) — A man was caught on surveillance footage going through quite a bit of effort to steal a bottle of Pepsi from a Citgo gas station in Mulberry Thursday.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the video shows Gabriel (last name not mentioned), 49, walking into the convenience store at 4075 Hwy 60 and trying to leave with a bottle of Pepsi.

When the store cashier realized what Gabriel was doing, they quickly pushed the lock button on the front door, preventing Gabriel from a quick escape.

After several failed attempts to bust the door open with his body, the video shows the man picking up a fire extinguisher and slamming it against the glass.

To prevent further damage to the store, the cashier unlocked the door and Gabriel walked away.

A deputy arrested him two blocks away from the store, sipping the Pepsi, the sheriff’s office said.

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