As summer begins, a reminder to beware of machete-wielding ice cream vendors

Posted on 09 Jun 2010 at 8:48am

The Dallas Police Department today is kicking off its annual summer crime initiative. This year’s initiative, Operation Triangle (sounds gay!), will focus on two types of offenses that tend to drive up the city’s crime rate, residential burglaries and car burglaries, according The Dallas Morning News.

But what about the hazard of machete-wielding ice cream vendors? Aren’t police going to warn people about that? I’m talking about this guy. According to a DPD report, the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of Kings Road, in Oak Lawn.

The victim approached the suspect, an ice cream vendor, and asked to buy some ice cream.The suspect pulled out a machete, swung it at the victim and demanded a dollar. The victim gave the suspect the dollar but told him he was going to call the police. The suspect then smashed his ice cream cart into a nearby vehicle before fleeing north on Cedar Springs Road.

The good news is, he shouldn’t be hard to find: He’s the one pushing an ice cream cart.

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