Things have finally cooled down in the world of ice cream. It was your summer favorite as a kid and the thing you were most excited to finally be able to eat for dinner as an adult: ice cream. But the sweet treat turned sour in 2013 when an ice cream man allegedly tried to run a rival truck out of a New York town.This week a Fulton County judge dismissed stalking and harassment charges filed against Sno Kone Joe by competitor Mr. Ding-a-Ling. The Times Union reported in 2013 that Mr. Ding-a-Ling barely sold a chipwich on the streets of Gloversville before Sno Kone Joe allegedly incited a frosty turf war. Police said that the Sno Kone Joe truck would shadow Mr. Ding-a-Ling and yell "Free ice cream" at parents or children heading for the rival treats.
No word on the level of emotional scarring of the children who were duped into thinking they were getting a free screwball and ended up getting screwed.
The Associated Press reports that the driver of the Sno Kone Joe truck says he's "humiliated" by the media response to the case.
And you thought the worst thing to happen to ice cream was this.
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