A petrol station worker believes the unruly tourists causing chaos throughout New Zealand tried to convince him into giving away a free can of Red Bull.
Linus Merchant told Daily Mail Australia members of the family entered the Hunterville BP on Monday before driving up towards Auckland.
Joe Doran, his mother Barbara Doran, his wife Miley and the family patriarch, who has not been named, were all caught on CCTV wandering in and out of the store.
The family members eventually approached the counter swearing at each other and holding three cans of Red Bull in their hands, Merchant said.
The group paid for the energy drink cans but after Miley walked away with her can, Barbara and Joe, or John Johnson, claimed only two cans had been purchased.
"They paid for three Red Bulls [and] told me: 'We got three'. I asked: 'Where's the other - you walked off with it, it's wherever you put it," Merchant said.
"[I think] they were expecting me to say they could take another one from the fridge.
"They had tried to distract me, but I recognised them as soon as they showed up and watched them carefully."
Possibly by coincidence, as soon as the group went into the petrol station store it lost power due to a gust of wind.
Merchant said it was a brief confrontation and he thought the group might have cottoned on to him knowing who they were.
"I think they realised I knew who they were and wasn't going to play their games, so they left quickly," he told Daily Mail Australia.
Yesterday morning, members of the family were spotted at Auckland Airport with luggage and were expected to leave on an international flight in the afternoon.
Four of the group were seen in the vehicle bay outside the international terminal but drove off when approached by the Herald.
The same vehicle was later parked in a loading zone on Shortland St for the afternoon and even notched up a parking ticket for overstaying the 5-minute limit.
Faster than you can say "unruly tourists", the remaining members of the infamous family took off in downtown Auckland.
Their bashed up and grubby Honda Odyssey had been parked on Shortland St all afternoon until the oldest man returned around 4.45pm.
Rejecting offers to talk to a reporter on the scene by blankly ignoring them, the patriarch fired up the van and drove around the corner into Queen St.
Other members of the family including Joe, the family spokesperson in the past, and a woman got in the van near Vulcan Lane.
PATH OF CARNAGE
The travellers have made headlines around the world since a video emerged of rubbish being strewn on a Takapuna Beach reserve. Bystanders asked the group to tidy the mess but were abused and threatened.
It has since emerged members of the group arrived in New Zealand on December 29. There have been several accounts of members refusing to pay for food or services, hectoring hospitality staff and claiming their food had been contaminated by ants or hair.
Last Wednesday, a 26-year-old female member of the group pleaded guilty in the Hamilton District Court to stealing energy drinks, a rope and sunglasses from an Auckland service station on two separate occasions.
The court heard Tina Maria Cash stole a can of Red Bull from a Caltex service station at Albany on December 31.
On January 3, Cash allegedly returned to the Caltex service station with her children and stole more Red Bull, rope and sunglasses valued at $50.
Last Tuesday the family was trespassed from Burger King Te Rapa after the family walked through the drive-through.
They had been at the restaurant earlier in the day causing a nuisance and complaining about, and asking for free food.
It is understood they claimed to have found hair in the food and were refunded more than $30.
On the weekend the "holidaymakers from hell" left a bomb of rubbish in a Levin hotel with cleaners having to spend hours to get the accommodation back up to scratch.
A spokesperson for the motel told Daily Mail Australia there were cigarette butts scattered on the ground, empty Red Bull cans thrown around the room and towels bunched up in the shower.
The cleaner also revealed the room was "stinking of poo".
The cleaner said the room was "really messy, and it smelt like kid's poo".
"I had to open all the windows, and I told my boss to leave them open as well as the door, so it could air out."
According to the motel, spaghetti was found around the bed while cans and bottles of toiletry items were found dumped on the shower floor.