Thief shoots obscene gesture, steals ice cream

Dennis Norman arrested after attempting to steal cooler from gas station

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A thief with a hunger for ice cream was caught cold after stealing a cooler of tasty treats from an Oakland Park gas station.

Dennis Norman, 25, was spotted on a surveillance tape outside the Chevron station at 1530 N.E. 53 St. casing an ice cream cooler while the attendant inside was sound asleep.

After examining the cooler for a few minutes, a man later identified as Norman looked at the security camera, flashed an obscene gesture and then went about his business of swiping the sweet stuff.

In the video, Norman is seen quietly and cautiously pulling the cooler away from the store so as to not disturb the sleeping attendant who was just feet away behind a window.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives viewed the surveillance video and were able to identify Norman.

Norman was arrested April 22.

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