The Clewiston News

Hawaiian Shave Ice robbed; suspect caught on camera

Surveillance video captured the suspect, later identified as Michael Patrick Spicci, in action.

A Clewiston man was caught on camera apparently breaking into the Hawaiian Shave Ice earlier this month, the Clewiston Police Department (CPD) reports.

Patrick Michael Spicci, 22, was arrested on June 2 and charged with unarmed burglary and petit theft after video surveillance showed him inside the Hawaiian Shave Ice the night it was robbed, an offense report released by CPD states.

At around 7 a.m. on May 30, an on-duty police officer reportedly noticed a window was shattered at the Hawaiian Shave Ice. The building was locked and everything looked in place inside the store, but when the owner arrived, he noticed about $175 was missing from the cash register, according to the report.

The store’s video surveillance captured the alleged burglar and just one day after the robbery, a snapshot of the intruder was circulated on social media.

The same officer who discovered Hawaiian Ice’s broken window also recognized the man from video. Spicci had reportedly been implicated in a robbery and grand theft auto case that occurred in Glades County several months ago. Clewiston police officers recovered the stolen vehicle at Popeye’s Restaurant in Clewiston.

On June 2, officers learned that Spicci was currently staying in the West Express Inn, just one block down from Hawaiian Shave Ice.

Officers arrested Spicci that day and charged him with burglary unarmed to an unoccupied building, a felony offense; damage to property over $200, a felony offense; and petit theft under $300, a misdemeanor.

Spicci is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on a $3,500 bond for the burglary charge.