A man stole an ICEE truck Sept. 24, smashing through a security gate and making off with 142 cases of flavored syrup.
Sunset Hills police said George Willis Summers III, 39, of the first block of Inez in Valley Park, stole a Ford F650 Super Crew truck owned by ICEE USA and drove through an electronic gate at Enerco Electric Co. at 10232 Rahning Road near Gravois Road. Ramming through the gate caused between $10,000 and $20,000 in damage, according
ICEE rents a parking space on the property. There were 142 cases of flavored syrup inside the truck.
Police recovered the truck six days later in Kirkwood, but the 142 cases of syrup and other cargo were missing.
The truck was equipped with an internal security camera, which recorded and downloaded video to a remote location. Police said Summers was identified by
Police said Summers’ mother identified her son in photographs taken from the video.
Summers was arrested Sept. 28 in Kirkwood when officers found him drunk at a gas station, pumping gas into a stolen car. Inside the stolen car was a set of jumper cables stolen from an Enerco Electric truck on Sept. 24.
He pleaded guilty in 2009 to possessing precursors with intent to make methamphetamine, use of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Summers is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $25,000 on the charge involving the stolen ICEE truck. He also is being held on a 10,000 bond for the stolen car charge.