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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Would you like an ice cream sandwich instead?

From the Sun-Sentinel-

PEMBROKE PINES It began with the sounds of My Little Teacup being drowned out by a honking car Sunday evening.

By the time it was over, Patricia Turgeon says her ice cream truck had been robbed and coins were strewn all over the floor. And the once-trusting mother of three children plans to bring an ax handle the next time she sells snow cones.

"It's ridiculous," Sgt. John Jacob, a police spokesman, said Monday. "What's next? Robbing a lemonade stand?"

Turgeon, 37, figured it was a parent honking -- sometimes kids make their parents get in a car to pursue her after realizing she has passed. But the car drove off when a little girl skipped toward her van from a nearby house.

Turgeon didn't think about the car again until she turned a corner and saw its passenger waiting for her on the side of the road in the 15400 block of Northwest 14th Court.

He was wearing a black hat, black shirt and black shorts. And he had a gun, she said.

Give him the money, he said, pulling at the cash box. Turgeon held on. Quarters and dimes spilled on the floor.

Give him the money, he repeated, this time cocking the gun hammer, she said.

"I almost wanted to grab the gun because it looked like a toy," she said. "But I didn't want to take any chances."

Turgeon handed him the cash that she had earned earlier selling snow cones, ice cream sandwiches, and SpongeBob SquarePants ice creams with bubble gum eyeballs.

He fled in a light, possibly maroon, older model Toyota or Honda with a white front panel, authorities said.
First of all I don't know how someone can go around their work day listening to the music these trucks play over and over without losing their minds. Maybe they put earplugs in, who knows?

Holding up an ice cream truck? Just another rich episode in the crazy world of South Florida.

Linked to- Adam, Leaning Straight Up, Perri Nelson, Pirate's Cove,

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