SALINA, Kan. -

A Salina man's sweet tooth landed him in jail, after police said he stole ice cream from a fast food restaurant.

The burglar targeted the Dairy Queen, 321 N 9th St., around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the man climbed through the drive thru window to steal money and ice cream. Detectives believe the man got away with $100 worth of ice cream. Damage and other losses totaled $700.

Tammy Stelder, manager, said she is surprised the thief wanted to take ice cream.

"They couldn't find anything else so they just decided to steal the novelties," Stelder said.

It didn't take investigators long to track down the suspect. Police said the man left behind a piece of mail near the crime scene.

Officers arrested James Commerford at his home Tuesday afternoon. Detectives said he is also responsible for taking gas cans from a tool box at Summit Plumbing the same night.

Commerford was booked into the Saline County jail on two counts burglary, two counts of theft, damage to property, and criminal trespass.