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Ice-cream, you scream? Ice-cream thief rescued from the side of a building

The alleged thief was found clinging to the side of a building in New York - with a few pints of Häagen-Dazs he scooped up from a nearby pharmacy

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In East Harlem, New York, a local CVS pharmacy at 1500 Lexington Avenue called 911 to report a theft - and this was no ordinary theft - it was none other than an ice-cream theft. However, in pursuit of securing a few pints of some beloved Häagen-Dazs ice-cream, a man has been left in quite the predicament.

Just an ordinary day in New York City?

The 30-year old man who matched the description was said to have engaged in an on-foot pursuit with the officers of the NYPD who arrived at the scene.

In the midst of his getaway, the alleged thief ran through a nearby courtyard and climbed over a fence, unaware of the large drop over the fence into an alleyway below. In an attempt to climb down the fence into the alleyway, the man became stuck upon a small ledge.

The officers at the scene then called the Emergency Services Unit (ESU), who were able to rescue the man from the side of the building.

Following the dramatic rescue, the man was taken into police custody, where 10 cartons of Häagen-Dazs were found in his backpack. Later identified as Anthony Pastore from Staten Island, the man has been charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of the stolen property.

Does this escapade sound like something out of a Michael Bay film or just someone who would go to any lengths to get their ice-cream?

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