‘Ice Cream Junkie’ Gets 6 Years in Prison for Breaking into Freezer and Stealing Tasty Treat

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Jung was spotted walking approximately three blocks from the church, police said. He was very intoxicated and had ice cream on his face and clothing.

ST. CHARLES – A man who had a hankering for ice cream, and pleaded guilty to breaking into a church freezer to get some, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.Police say that Andrew Steven Jung, 25, of the 500 block of South Eighth Street in St. Charles, smashed in a glass door to the kitchen at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, at 201 First Capitol Drive, last March.

Officers who went to the church found that a deep freezer had been damaged and an undetermined amount of ice cream had been taken. They also recovered a ball cap at the scene. Jung was spotted walking approximately three blocks from the church, police said. He was very intoxicated and had ice cream on his face and clothing.

During a videotaped interview with Jung, he told police he had a cap like the one they found at the scene and was an “ice cream junkie.” On Wednesday, Jung pleaded guilty to burglary in the case in a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss stealing and property damage charges.

His probation was revoked in two other cases — another burglary and leaving the scene of an accident. Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider handed down the sentence.

NOTE: Thanks and a tip of the hat to Kat Bennett!

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