Logan Police arrest man accused of stealing doughnut delivery car

LOGAN, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A Logan man is in jail accused of stealing a car used for doughnut delivery. It happened Wednesday morning around 5 o'clock at the 7-eleven at 400 North and Main Street. Police say the Shaffer House Bakery delivery driver left the car running when she ran inside.

"She walks in the building, sets the doughnuts on the counter and walks out," explained Shaffer House Bakery Owner Camie Holden. "She's a new delivery driver. She's been with us for about a month, got set in her routine. Just left the vehicle running and ran in and she could still see the vehicle from where she's at, and as she got back to the door the car took off."

The man behind the wheel police say was 23-year-old Joshua Islas. Islas reportedly drove around for hours even dropped off three dozen doughnuts to a random address.

Logan Police Department Captain Tyson Budge said, "I'm not sure why he dropped off the donuts off there. It wasn't a delivery spot just a residence."
        
After dropping off the donuts, Capt. Budge says Islas then crashed the stolen hyundai santa fe into the back of a mail truck. "His desire was to rob the postal worker of the mail and get the credit cards or whatever he could out of the mail."

This isn't the first time Islas has done this. Capt. Budge says Islas was charged with doing the same thing in California.

In this case he didn't get any mail, after the accident Islas ran off. Officers just happened to be in the area and were able to catch him and recover the dozens of doughnuts still in the back of the stolen car. The humor is not lost on the department.

"It's hard to ignore the fact that this vehicle was full of donuts," said Capt. Budge. "It's a tough one, and I know it's made national news. As soon as we got to the car and recovered it, we knew it was going to be a tough one to avoid that topic."

While Holden herself can laugh about it, she's still out her delivery van that is broken down and now her personal vehicle. While she hopes the insurance will take care of her car she isn't asking for anything from the community other than support. "Just keep coming in and buying our baked goods," said Holden.  

Because Islas told police that he intentionally ran in the back of that mail truck, he's been charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, aggravated assault and multiple counts of theft. 


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