Police Say This Dallas Man Stole a Little Debbies Truck and Sold the Snack Cakes Inside

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Anthony Thompson, left, and a Little Debbie Truck.
It's an urge that all but the most upright among us have fought at one time or another. The unoccupied snack-cake delivery truck idling in front of the store, its unprotected cargo beckoning. Surely no one would miss a box or two, you tell yourself before dismissing the thought, deciding that, however delicious those oatmeal cakes may be, they're not worth a felony theft charge.

Police say that Anthony Thompson, 48, had no such compunction when he came upon the Little Debbie truck parked next to the Kroger at Maple Avenue and Medical District Drive early Thursday afternoon. He decided to help himself to the snack cakes, and he probably would have gotten away with it had he not gotten greedy and decided to take the entire truck.

The delivery man, emerging from the store a few minutes later, immediately noticed that it was gone. He called police, who promised to be on the lookout.

Meanwhile, the delivery man and his boss went for a drive. They were surprised when, about an hour later, they spotted Thompson driving the missing truck north on Harry Hines Boulevard, not two miles from where it'd been stolen.

They called police, who performed a traffic stop and arrested Thompson. But they quickly discovered that the truck, so recently packed full of snack cakes, was empty.

Thompson told the cops that he'd just left a property on Lake Avenue, a couple of blocks from the Kroger, where he'd sold the Little Debbie cakes. The man who purchased them said he'd paid $5 per box, meaning that Thompson unloaded $5,000 worth of snack cakes for $500. Police recovered most of the merchandise, but 10 of the boxes were already gone. Someone must've been hungry.

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28 comments
lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

It was solved quickly because they put out an Amber Alert for Little Debbie!

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart

^ now if only you could find the guy with the truck.

Obummer
Obummer

Yo he be just’a try’ng ta hep da little peeps.

Yolanda Erickson
Yolanda Erickson

Great, now I'm craving Little Debbie snacks....but what a DEAL!

mcdallas
mcdallas

As long as Anthony Thompson gets his free snack cakes, who cares?

Willie
Willie

Love the CZ in the ear.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

dude had the munchies, look at those bloodshot eyes

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

So, he's guilty of forcably pimping Little Debbie against her will?

ruddski
ruddski

If Little Debbie had a firearm at hand...

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

I know the bigoted trolls like Horse Fucker will not comment on this story because the perp is White.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

And nary a word of open-toed cowboy boots in this story.

*leaving disappointed*

Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn

I thought you were the same guy for a second.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@GuitarPlayer The perp is white? That dude up there in the picture is white? I guess I need lasik or a new monitor. Maybe a new dictionary.

Daniel
Daniel

@GuitarPlayer   This crime could have been committed by a person of any race. Now, if you hear about the theft of a food truck specializing in Korean-Mediterranean Fusion Tortas (don't skip the cucumber foam!), you'll know bloody damn well it's a white person..

JustSaying
JustSaying

@ScottsMerkin @mcdallas I would have guessed crack is that guy's drug of choice. Stealing a Little Debbie truck is a topic that could lead to a few hours of planning while on weed, but the plan would never make it off the couch.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@GuitarPlayer I don't care what the guys names is. That dude in the picture above is not a white guy. If you think he is, you might need to get your eyes checked. Or maybe your parents have lied to you, Navin.

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