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Man is accused of robbing ice cream van over melted treat

Midwest City police say David G. Gee, 32, grew irate, started cussing at workers because they wouldn't give him his money back. He is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.
by Tim Willert Published: August 7, 2012

A man is accused of robbing an ice cream van after workers refused to refund the $2 he paid for a frozen treat, police said.

David Gregory Gee, 32, “became irate and began cursing” after buying a frozen treat and then trying to return it because he said it was melted, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court.

Two workers were selling ice cream from a van near the intersection of N Reno Avenue and N Glenhaven in Midwest City when the incident occurred about 7 p.m. Friday.

That afternoon, the temperature reached 113 degrees at Will Rogers World Airport, which matched Aug. 11, 1936, for the hottest official temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma City.

The workers told Midwest City police Gee grew angry when he was told he would have to call the company for a refund.

According to the affidavit, he entered the van through the driver's door and grabbed a coffee can with money, pushing the workers in the process.

A witness told police Gee grabbed a $10 bill out of the container.

The witness said he tried to grab the money out of the defendant's hand, tearing the bill.

Gee told police he asked for another treat because the one he bought was melted.

When the worker refused, he asked for his $2 back.

The defendant said he intended to take his $2 when he opened the door to the van, but accidentally grabbed a $10 bill.

He said he tried to give the money back, but one of the workers drove off and said she was calling police, according to the affidavit.

Gee is being held in the Oklahoma County jail with bail set at $20,000, a jail official said. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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