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(TwinCities.com)   Hope someone buys this guy a cone: Ice Cream Man gets his work van stolen, has it back a few days later only to have cops called on him for not being "legitimate"   (twincities.com) divider line 34
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2012-07-07 06:05:29 PM  
prexamples.com
 
2012-07-07 07:37:27 PM  
Actualy, if he'd told people the truck had been stolen, it's not surprising it got the police called on it the next time it was spotted.:

'Hey, Frank, wasn't that ice cream truck reported stolen last week?'
'Hey, ya; I remember that. Let's check it out.'
 
2012-07-07 09:45:56 PM  
"Hey-stop me when I'm passing by..."
 
2012-07-07 09:50:21 PM  
You don't have no icecream!
You didn't get none, You didn't get none
cos you are on wellfare, you can't afford it
 
2012-07-07 09:50:51 PM  
Was Chris Christie involved?
 
2012-07-07 09:52:49 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Was Chris Christie involved?


seen later that night inspecting 'evidence'
 
2012-07-07 09:54:34 PM  
Fark buying him an ice cream cone, this man needs some alcohol!
 
2012-07-07 09:57:56 PM  
Why did they give him his truck back? Light that shiat on fire then push it over a cliff.
 
2012-07-07 10:07:17 PM  
seeing as I have yet to ever see an icecream truck driving the streets, and i've lived in and around the twin cities my whole life, i can kind of understand the cops being called on a "re-purposed" older model truck selling anything to kids.

sucks the dude had a bad week, but it seems par for the course with my life motto of "shiat happens"
 
2012-07-07 10:11:12 PM  

LarryDan43: You don't have no icecream!
You didn't get none, You didn't get none
cos you are on wellfare, you can't afford it


An' yo' father is a al-co-hollllll-ic.
 
2012-07-07 10:16:37 PM  
Hey, kids, I've got ice cream in my van!
 
2012-07-07 10:21:55 PM  
blogs.laweekly.com
 
2012-07-07 10:22:38 PM  
i618.photobucket.com
RIP
 
2012-07-07 10:27:40 PM  
farm1.staticflickr.com

Approves.
 
2012-07-07 10:28:04 PM  
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2012-07-07 10:39:13 PM  
kinolounge.de
"Et ils m'ont volé mon camion de crème glacée..."

content.internetvideoarchive.com
"That all things are provided for by nothingness is the
meaning of the phrase "Emptiness is form." One should
not think that these are two separate things. "
 
2012-07-07 10:48:22 PM  
 
2012-07-07 10:56:37 PM  

No Such Agency: [kinolounge.de image 369x207]
"Et ils m'ont volé mon camion de crème glacée..."

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]
"That all things are provided for by nothingness is the
meaning of the phrase "Emptiness is form." One should
not think that these are two separate things. "


One of the more bewildering-but riveting-flicks in my DVD library.
 
2012-07-07 10:59:00 PM  
His ice cream just ain't keepin' it real.
 
2012-07-07 11:04:51 PM  
Ice Cream Man - Van Stolen
 
2012-07-07 11:05:59 PM  

No Such Agency: [kinolounge.de image 369x207]
"Et ils m'ont volé mon camion de crème glacée..."

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]
"That all things are provided for by nothingness is the
meaning of the phrase "Emptiness is form." One should
not think that these are two separate things. "


"Chocolate, strawberry, sarsaparilla!... What the f***?" [pew] [thud]
 
2012-07-07 11:08:29 PM  

"A 36-year-old man St. Paul man was arrested in Mendota Heights after allegedly swiping the van from a St. Paul gas station, where the owner had parked and left it running to keep the ice cream cold. He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle."


I'm being real naive, but how does it happen that whenever someone leaves their car running, there is always some thieving bastard who happens to be going by at that moment to be lucky enough to see a running car, and steals it?


I know during the wintertime I read similar stories: person leaves car running in his driveway to warm it up, and a person walking by notices car with keys in it, and steals it. Can I call Alanis Morissette on this for an "Ironic" ruling?

 
2012-07-07 11:15:01 PM  

skinink: "A 36-year-old man St. Paul man was arrested in Mendota Heights after allegedly swiping the van from a St. Paul gas station, where the owner had parked and left it running to keep the ice cream cold. He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle."


I take it he was a man's man.
 
2012-07-07 11:59:05 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"farkin' David Lee Roth stole my cone."
 
2012-07-08 12:04:07 AM  
I don't get it. According to the story, it sounds like the dude selling ice cream was the owner of the vehicle?

"... then learned that he was the driver whose truck had been stolen earlier in the week."

Or are they saying that the guy who stole the van was selling the ice cream to make some cash?

Maybe the point of the story is that he just got hasseled by the cops in the same week his truck was stolen? If so, why is this news? It sounds like all that they did was verify who was selling the ice cream, it doesn't sound like they hauled him away at gunpoint or detained him for 4 hours on the sidewalk while they checked him out or anything.

Who knows, maybe my internet is "different", and this is actually a Pulitzer Prize winning the piece, but I only get the 'Cliff's Notes-by-a-kindergarten-dropout' version?
 
Ral
2012-07-08 12:34:40 AM  

skinink:
I'm being real naive, but how does it happen that whenever someone leaves their car running, there is always some thieving bastard who happens to be going by at that moment to be lucky enough to see a running car, and steals it?


It's termed an "opportunistic crime" and is more common than you might think. I know a guy who had left his truck running while he got out to unlock a gate, not 10 steps away, and some dude ran up, jumped in, and drove off. They found the truck 2,000 miles away in another state 3 weeks later with barely a scratch on it.

My theory is that the thief was sick of buying gas for a Ford F-350 Super Duty.
 
2012-07-08 02:32:20 AM  

GypsyJoker: [upload.wikimedia.org image 385x500]

"farkin' David Lee Roth stole my cone."


One song being covered on a diamond-certified album probably netted him more money than a lifetime of being a working bluesman.
 
2012-07-08 02:57:03 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-07-08 03:11:12 AM  

skinink: I'm being real naive, but how does it happen that whenever someone leaves their car running, there is always some thieving bastard who happens to be going by athat moment to be lucky enough to see a running car, and steals it?


I used to see people leave their car running every single day, when I worked downtown, usually multiple times. Deliverymen, agents, realtors, clients, they all felt they would be done in minutes so why bother with a whole one second delay to start the car back up? I have never been so tempted to jump in and joyride as at that office.

/Would have been proud to be a Fark headline.

nightlyraider: sucks the dude had a bad week, but it seems par for the course with my life motto of "shiat happens"


Realistically, pretty much this.
 
2012-07-08 03:34:58 AM  

skinink: "A 36-year-old man St. Paul man was arrested in Mendota Heights after allegedly swiping the van from a St. Paul gas station, where the owner had parked and left it running to keep the ice cream cold. He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle."
I'm being real naive, but how does it happen that whenever someone leaves their car running, there is always some thieving bastard who happens to be going by at that moment to be lucky enough to see a running car, and steals it?
I know during the wintertime I read similar stories: person leaves car running in his driveway to warm it up, and a person walking by notices car with keys in it, and steals it. Can I call Alanis Morissette on this for an "Ironic" ruling?


I take it you've never watched bait car? If you have any faith in your fellow man left then don't because the only time I've seen the bait car not be taken was when they parked it in front of a church and the priest was sitting on the stoop keeping an eye on it (apparently the hood rats have enough fear of grandma hearing about their exploits from the priest to steer clear).
 
2012-07-08 05:07:22 AM  

Mikey1969: If so, why is this news?


It's not news... it's Fark.
 
2012-07-08 07:43:03 AM  
The police were called and then what? Nothing?
 
2012-07-08 12:28:42 PM  
Good thing he was over there instead of in Brooklyn Park.... over here a "repurposed" van is still a "commercial vehicle" and he'd be fined for having it parked at his house like any other "commercial vehicle"... that category includes vans with ladders on them and pickup trucks over 12,000 lbs, regardless of use.

/Is really tired of this city.
 
2012-07-08 04:48:04 PM  
Ice cream vans are one of the biggest distribution methods for recreational drugs in the UK. Many of them are owned by organised crime gangs.
 
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