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UPDATED! Ice Cream Turf War in upstate NY

Posted by on May. 2, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – The chilly relationship between rival upstate New York ice cream truck operators got out of hand this season, with Sno Cone Joe trying to chase Mr. Ding-A-Ling out of the market, authorities said Wednesday.
Gloversville police told local media outlets two Sno Cone Joe operators face harassment and stalking charges after heated confrontations last month that included one of them yelling "This is my town!" at a Mr. Ding-A-Ling driver.
The driver told police that Sno Cone Joe owners Joshua Malatino and Amanda Scott followed his truck, playing their music at high volume and trying to lure away customers with promises of free ice cream.
Police said Malatino also called the suburban Albany headquarters of Mr. Ding-A-Ling and said "I own this town!" while claiming Sno Cone Joe controls the frozen treats market in Gloversville, a former manufacturing city about 35 miles northwest of Albany.
Capt. John Sira said Malatino was warned this spring about similar behavior last year and police stepped in after an officer saw some of the activity while on patrol.
Malatino, 34, and Scott, 21, both of Gloversville, were charged Tuesday with second-degree harassment, a violation, and fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor. A message left for their lawyer wasn't initially returned Wednesday afternoon.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/02/ny-ice-cream-truck-operators-accused-harassing-rival-vendor/?test=latestnews#ixzz2S7WTO9xe

by on May. 2, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2013 at 7:34 AM
Ha! Hilarious ice cream wars
Woodbabe
by Woodie on May. 2, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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I heard Mr. Ding-a-ling was more of a grower than a show-er...that truck IS cold, dontcha know.

PestPatti
by on May. 2, 2013 at 7:59 AM


  They might want to rename Gloversville to Crazyville.      But then again it is outside of Albany..

southern.momof2
by Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Hahahaha!!!
shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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They gotta get Joe Pesci to play Sno-Cone Joe! 

LilliesValley
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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I'm sorry these company names sound like something out of a porno. I can't believe this is real!

This is so much better than the Jerry Springer saga going on in mom confesions. I want my dad to be my sperm donor and my step dad is my son's dad.

This was an amusing crazy story instead of some sick shit
finnbar
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:32 PM
I think my sister lives near here, she lives right outside Albany too. Texting her now.....
shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:33 PM

That's all fine and dandy, but now take a stand!  Who are you with?  Sno-Cone Joe, or Mr. Ding-A-Ling?!

I liked how Sno-Cone Joe trailed Mr. Ding-A-Ling's truck offering free ice cream.  I can see how that might draw from Sno-Cone Joe's clientele, but it doesn't seem like a very effective business model.   

Quoting LilliesValley:

I'm sorry these company names sound like something out of a porno. I can't believe this is real!

This is so much better than the Jerry Springer saga going on in mom confesions. I want my dad to be my sperm donor and my step dad is my son's dad.

This was an amusing crazy story instead of some sick shit


 

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:34 PM

 Tell her its really urgent!


Quoting finnbar:

I think my sister lives near here, she lives right outside Albany too. Texting her now.....


 

Healthystart30
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM
Lol! Playing the ice cream music on high volume! Sounds scary!
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