Almost 3,000 cases of
Nelly’s energy drink Pimp Juice were stolen the Thursday before Christmas
(Dec. 22) in St. Louis, Missouri.
Representatives for Fillmore Street Brewery, the company that
manufactures Pimp Juice, said the bandits may have been caught on tape and have
filed a report with local police.
“Somebody’s holiday parties are going to be poppin,”
Nelly told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “Our company is prepared to handle
situations like this, but it is sad that people get desperate this time of year.”
Juice was bound for Trinidad and was the third shipment to the island, which
is an emerging market for the energy drink.
“It is unbelievable
to think that someone would steal an entire truckload of our product. I guess
the only positive thought on the subject is that this means the product is in
high demand,” said William Wooten, president of Fillmore Street Brewery,
which manufactures Pimp Juice and PJ Tight.
The product began
shipping to several different countries in 2005 including Canada, Australia,
South Africa and various European countries.