An infuriated store manager in Queensland's Far North has sought help to identify an alleged thief in his shop – however people seem more concerned with where he appeared to stash the stolen ice cream.
Sharing CCTV of the alleged offender to a local community group online, franchisee Manu Mallisetty at the Nightowl convenience store in the Cairns suburb of Westcourt pleaded for help identifying the man involved.
The short video recorded on Sunday evening shows the man reach inside the ice cream freezer before pulling out a cone-shaped ice cream.
He then nonchalantly grabs his waistband and places the ice cream presumably inside his underwear.
Mr Mallisetty was inundated with responses, however many were more interested in mocking the bizarre hiding place than helping him identify the man involved.
"Gee that’s gotta cause some serious shrinkage," one person joked.
"Snow balls," another remarked.
"Goodness gracious great balls of fire," one person said.
Another joked Queensland police are now facing "another cold case".
"Drumstick with extra nuts," one person quipped.
Yahoo has reached out to Mr Mallisetty regarding the incident.
While elevated levels of crime have been a concern for police in the Cairns region for more than 10 years now, the city set a monthly crime record in March with more than 4,500 offences reported by police, Star 102.7 reported.
In 2019, an attempted shoplifter in Perth stuffed hot spaghetti down his trousers in a a decision he immediately regretted.
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