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.