I thought I’d share a fun story for my blog today… consider it Kyle Light.
I love dumb criminal stories and we here in Tallahassee get our fair share. I recently uncovered a story out of Jackson County about an enterprising group of thieves who stole an ice cream truck from outside of a convenience store. Inside the truck was $25,000 worth of ice cream, cigarettes, rolling papers, and $300 worth of beer which raises a few questions.
Does anyone know what $25,000 worth of ice cream would look like? That’s a lot of Neapolitans and Star Pops.
Do you think the combination of rolling papers, cigarettes, beer, and ice cream was too tempting to let go by? I’m a huge fan of chipwhiches but I don’t know if I would risk a B felony over them.
What kind of robber thinks that an ice cream truck is a good vehicle to steal? It’s hard to be inconspicuous with that annoying ice cream truck song playing all the time.
Could you imagine the high speed chase? I’m picturing the truck speeding through neighborhoods followed by three cop cars and fifty disappointed kids clutching wrinkled dollar bills trying to keep up.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office had planned a press conference the morning of the robbery and said the stealing of the ice cream truck serves as a “chilling” example of exactly why they needed to get together to address the recent crime wave. Chilling huh… Who says Sheriff’s don’t have a sense of humor. The Sheriff’s also said the burglary was unexpected. Really, you don’t say.
There is only way to really punish these thieves. Can you say ice cream headache?
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Kyle is a former ><((“> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a management and marketing firm with offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit www.catchyourlimit.com.