Police: Thief hid ice cream in pants

Oct. 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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FORT PIERCE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a man on a theft charge after he allegedly stole an ice cream sandwich by concealing it in his pants.

Fort Pierce police said an assistant manager at the Family Dollar store saw a man take something from a cooler and leave the store without paying Oct. 12, TCPalm.com reported Monday.

"She watched him as he walked across the street to the Dollar Tree store, as he walked he removed an ice cream sandwich from the front of his pants and began eating it," the arrest report states. "He then entered the Dollar Tree and came out a few minutes later with a drink and then began to walk west on Georgia Avenue."

Police found Robert Silva, 32, while he was walking with a beverage. He told officers he stole the ice cream treat because his car had blown a tire near the store and he was only carrying $3.

The suspect said "he was sorry," the report states.

Silva was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor theft.

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