A man told deputies he was only exchanging his beer for a colder 12-pack after he was caught stealing at the Publix in Vero Beach, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Donnie Alan Goss, 49, was observed entering the store and placing a 12-pack of Budweiser beer into a black duffle bag.

Goss was then seen walking around the store before exiting through the main doors at Publix with the stolen beer.

A loss prevention officer stopped Goss outside while contacting law enforcement.

“Goss was uncooperative prior to my arrival and was insisting that he had purchased the merchandise already,” the deputy said.

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