Alabama Man Arrested For Twice The Ice Machine Burglary

November 18, 2019

Deputies say an Alabama man was caught red-handed breaking into a Twice The Ice vending machine Sunday night.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said 43-year old Paul Wayne Hurst of Foley was arrested after the burglary of a Twice The Ice machine in the 4000 block of Barrancas Avenue about 10:40 p.m.  He has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief with property damage and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was released on an $8,000 bond.

It was at least the fifth Twice The Ice machine burglary in Escambia County this month. Amber Southard, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators are still working to determine if Hurst is connected the other four burglaries.

The Twice The Ice location in the 5500 block of Saufley Field Road was reported burglarized on November 2, followed by a location in the 13000 block of Johnson Beach Road on Perdido Key on November 9. Locations in the 12200 block of Lillian Highway and the 200 block of South Highway 29, across the from paper mill, were discovered burglarized on Thursday, November 14.

Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Pictured: The ECSO investigates the burglary of the Twice The Ice on Highway 29 in Cantonment on November 14. Photo for, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Alabama Man Arrested For Twice The Ice Machine Burglary”

  1. will B Bann on November 20th, 2019 12:49 pm

    Guess he will do a nickle down south .

  2. Johnnie DeBoe on November 19th, 2019 8:59 pm

    Ice Hole !

  3. tg on November 19th, 2019 6:47 pm

    His work title is Coin Machine Mechanic.

  4. Rasheed Jackson on November 19th, 2019 12:14 pm

    The comments on here are cold.

  5. John Doe on November 19th, 2019 11:46 am

    Bill, good one.

  6. Skipper on November 19th, 2019 1:45 am

    *Spill not still lol

  7. Skipper on November 19th, 2019 1:44 am

    I bet he had a real icey attitude toward the police, perhaps he’ll thaw and think it over. He might still the H2o on the other machines eventually

  8. David on November 18th, 2019 6:11 pm

    Now…he will get enough time…to cool off

  9. paul on November 18th, 2019 5:29 pm

    Any unattended stand alone self serve machine with money storage is likely to fall prey to thieves

  10. tg on November 18th, 2019 2:33 pm

    He is hoping to be out of jail by peak summer ice season.

  11. David Huie Green on November 18th, 2019 2:07 pm

    One pictures bond being paid in quarters.

    (One is ashamed of oneself.)

    David for the innocent

  12. Bill on November 18th, 2019 1:38 pm

    Did he pay for his bail using cold cash?

  13. Jason on November 18th, 2019 12:34 pm

    He has already made his $8000 bond. Guess he will be back at work real soon trying to cover his expenses.

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