Intoxicated 'ice cream junkie' sentenced for stealing frosty treat from Missouri church

03/06/2014 4:38 PM

03/06/2014 4:41 PM

A St. Louis area man has been sentenced to six years in prison for breaking into a church freezer and stealing ice cream.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 25-year-old Andrew Steven Jung of St. Charles was sentenced Wednesday.

The crime happened in March 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in St. Charles. Investigators responding to a break-in found a freezer had been damaged and ice cream had been taken.

Jung was spotted walking about three blocks away — intoxicated and with ice cream on his face and clothes. Police say he told them in a videotaped interview that he was an "ice cream junkie."

Jung pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglary. Prosecutors agreed to drop other charges.

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