It’s tough to steal an ice cream truck and make a getaway that no one notices. But Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies say 30-year old William Grappy made an attempt anyway, taking a pink and white ice cream truck from outside 216 Angler Avenue on Okaloosa Island shortly after midnight.
The owner’s girlfriend spotted the crime taking place and followed Grappy to where he ditched the van behind the Tom Thumb at 1209 Miracle Strip Parkway and ran away.
OCSO deputies found Grappy, who they say became apologetic for “being an idiot”.
Grappy is charged with burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of marijuana, after two “nuggets” were found in his pants pockets.
The owner, who says the truck contained about $12-hundred dollars’ worth of ice cream, told deputies the keys were left inside the unlocked vehicle.