Häagen-Dazs thief rescued by police from Manhattan building ledge

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An ice cream heist did not go as planned when an alleged Häagen Dazs thief had to be rescued from police Feb. 9, 2021.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — An ice cream heist did not go as planned when an alleged Häagen Dazs thief had to be rescued by police Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a burglary in progress around 9:30 a.m. in East Harlem.

Officers arrived at the location and saw a man matching the description of the suspect, police said.

The suspect ran into a nearby courtyard along East 98 Street and Lexington Avenue and climbed over a fence, according to authorities.

However, the suspect did not realize the height of the fence and became stranded on the ledge, police said.

Authorities cut the fence, placed a harness on him and brought him down to safety.

The man, later identified as 30-year-old Anthony Pastore, was subsequently arrested for stealing eight pints of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, police said.

He faces changes of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

“After stealing 8 pints of Häagen-Dazs from a local business, this man’s getaway didn’t go as planned. We found him, rescued him & brought a safe conclusion to this precarious icecapade in #EastHarlem. Thank you @NYPDSpecialops Emergency Services for lifting this man to safety,” the NYPD said in a tweet.

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