Pair of Ice Cream Truck Thieves Caught After Live Streaming Their own Crime
Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day. Hordes of people invaded Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin-Robbins, and Dairy Queen to celebrate. However, a pair of teenage boys celebrated National Ice Cream Day a week early in an unorthodox way: they stole ice cream from the back of an ice cream truck! They would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids. In this instance, the meddling kids were themselves.
The two 16-year-old boys decided to share their creamy crime with the world over Twitter’s live-streaming Periscope app. This decision is what allowed police to catch them.
According to KUTV report, the incident occurred on the evening of July 10th in West Weber County, Utah. The two frosty criminals took a page out of Mr. Freeze’s book and decided to break into a semi trailer filled with ice cream near West 12th Street.
However, their plan fell apart after they made the decision to film themselves stealing the ice cream. The teens used Twitter’s live-steaming app, Periscope, to broadcast a video out.
Meanwhile, an anonymous person who was using the app at the time viewed the video. The viewer called the police and reported the incident. Using the information, the police were able to track down the boys, the truck, and the ice cream.
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The duo of frigid bandits reportedly revealed to police that they were planning on distributing the ice cream to their neighbor’s houses as gifts. Just like the Duke Brothers, these two saw themselves as a modern day Robin Hood and Little John.
Of course, the Utah Errol Flynn and his pal did not end up having a Oo-De-Lally, Golly sort of day. Especially not after police charged them theft and burglary in juvenile court.
The video that ended up being the undoing of the teens is now giving the police trouble. Videos posted on Periscope are deleted from the servers 24 hours after they are posted. Therefore, the police are having a hard time obtaining the video to use as evidence.
Nevertheless, the sheriff of Nottingham finally brought an end to Baskin-Robbins Hood!
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News Source: KUTV