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Cops: Teens live stream ice cream theft on Periscope

OGDEN, Utah - Two Utah teens broke into an ice cream truck and had the bright idea to broadcast the incident on Twitter's live-streaming app, Periscope, reports CBS affiliate KUTV.

The station reports the 16-year-old boys broke into a semi-trailer loaded with ice cream in West Weber, and live-streamed themselves. Somebody else using the Periscope app saw the video (wasn't that the point?) and called police, then reportedly provided enough information to track the teens.

Questioned by police, the pair reportedly admitted to the theft, and said they dished it out and left it on neighbors' porches as gifts, KUTV reported.

The suspects were arrested and charged with theft and burglary in juvenile court.

Weber County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of the semi confirmed the break-in. The department's internet crime unit noted that Periscope videos are only available for 24 hours after posting, and they have not been able to track the original footage.

Still and all, not a great summer day for the kids.

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