ODESSA – One man is behind bars after admitting to stealing an ice cream truck in Odessa.
Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, an officer on patrol saw a 1998 Chevy Ice Cream Truck parked in the roadway in the 300 block of Cummings blocking the west alley of the 2800 block of Robertson.
As officers approached the vehicle, they saw a Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt run from the vehicle.
The man, later identified as 17-year-old Brandon Abila, was found at Odessa College.
Abila then gave officers consent to search his pockets and they found about one ounce of marijuana in his pocket.
Abila told police that he had been with another person when they stole the vehicle and he also stated that they were attempting to push the vehicle out of the roadway when the officer tried to stop them.
Abila is behind bars on charges of UUV (for stealing the vehicle), possession of marijuana and evading.