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Man Steals Cold Treat, Now in Hot Water

All Tobias Franklin wanted was a cold ice cream sundae.  But he did not plan to pay for it.

The 20-year-old man ordered an ice cream sundae with sprinkles at Goff’s Ice Cream near Church Street.  When the store owner handed him the treat and told him he owed $3.25, he grabbed the sundae from the store owner’s hand and ran away.

The store owner ran after Franklin for a block, then returned to his shop to get his car, found Franklin and started follow him.  Police were able to capture him a few blocks away on Rio Grande Avenue.

Franklin was charged with robbery and was held with $1,000 bail.  In December 2011 he was convicted with burglary and petty theft.