PARAMUS - Authorities say a Passaic County man with an apparent affinity for Red Bull robbed three people this year so he could get the drinks.
Eddie Johnson, 27, faces robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges.
Paramus police say the Clifton resident approached a woman in February and made her drive him to a store before forcing her to buy $70 worth of Red Bull.
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Police say Johnson struck again last month when he took a man's smartphone and $30.
The latest robbery occurred last week, when he allegedly forced a man at knife point to drive to two ATMs and withdraw $60. Police say Johnson also forced the man to drive to a store because he wanted more Red Bull.
It wasn't known Wednesday if Johnson has retained an attorney.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.