Ice cream cone lands alleged burglar behind bars, report says

Richard M. Walls

Delaware State Police via CBS Philly

LEWES, Del. -A Delaware man might have stole a flat screen television and other tech items, but it was an ice cream cone that got him arrested, reports CBS Philly.

According to police in Lewes, troopers responded to the Taramino Place Apartments around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, after an alarm was set off by a break in.

Upon arrival, police reportedly observed 47-year-old Richard M. Walls, of Rehoboth Beach, entering his black Pontiac Sunfire parked in a dark corner of the parking lot behind the apartment complex.

As Walls began to back out of his parking spot, officers made contact with him and saw a flat screen TV, a cable box and controllers in the passenger's seat, according to the station.

But it was the "frozen vanilla fudge drumstick ice cream treat," police say, which caught their eye, reports the station.

After talking with the victim of one of the break-ins, police confirmed that the ice cream cone had been stolen from the freezer of his home along with the TV and cable box.

Numerous other apartments were also reportedly damaged by pry marks to the rear doors, but entry was not made.

Walls was taken into custody on burglary, theft and criminal mischief charges.