Video: Ice Cream Men Clash In Street Brawl

New York City ice cream men are apparently pretty territorial about their spots. Last week two frozen treat dispensers got into a street brawl over truck positioning and branding that would have made Ken and Ryu blush.

Here’s a video of the attack. Warning — off-color language and violence are herein:

Ice Cream Truck Turf War Leads To Violence [NYC the Blog via Huffington Post]
(Thanks, Artemis!)

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  1. benbell says:

    Skip to 1:55 to see the actual fight and skip the kid talking to the camera….

    “Uhhh somebody get the police”

    • fxsoap says:

      why do people (always seems to be a woman stopping these in the videos we see) ALWAYS have to break up cool fights and rants with “blah balh stop it stop it, police help”

  2. Darrone says:

    How embarrassing is it to get beat up by Mr. Softee?

  3. AustinTXProgrammer says:

    One of the trucks pulls away as the fight breaks out… Did someone steal the truck or is the fight not what the videographer presents it as?

    • grucifer says:

      I thought the same thing, haha.

    • Preyfar says:

      Some ice cream trucks have a driver and a server, two people to a truck. Could have been the server wa the guy in the fight, and the driver of the other truck is the one that booked it, ditching his buddy.

  4. Sparty999 says:

    Did someone steal the other truck? where’d it go?

  5. Tarceinus says:

    Two man enter, one man freeze.

  6. Fuzz says:

    Ice Cream. Serious business.

  7. SolidSquid says:

    Sorry, not impressed. Compared to the Ice Cream Wars this is pretty low key

  8. knoxblox says:

    “I wanted an ICE CREAM sandwich, not a knuckle sandwich!”

  9. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    Ken and Ryu? Pfft. SONIC BOOM!

  10. frank1569 says:

    Mentioned to one of the bread delivery guys just today that if America continues down this collapsing path, his truck will become a target of the hungry and armed…

    His response: ‘Yea. Never thought of that…’

    • Duke_Newcombe-Making children and adults as fat as pigs says:

      You know how to spread the sunshinge, don’t ya?

    • Duke_Newcombe-Making children and adults as fat as pigs says:

      You know how to spread the sunshine, don’t ya?

    • dr_drift says:

      And he probably totally took your advice seriously and thought about maybe armoring his bread truck and buying a few guns to carry along with him on deliveries. That, or he just thought you were the creepy apocalyptic survivalist guy that every neighborhood has. I don’t know, tough call.

      I went to the supermarket today. I asked for a special conference with the manager. I told him that America’s inevitable demise will create a nation of starved, murderous masses armed to the teeth with all the latest in superweaponry that our military industrial complex forced us to foolishly buy before the collapse. I told him that stores like his would be the first to be besieged by these starving madmen, that he would find himself under artillery and mortar fire the second he clicked on the at open sign. And if the store were open 24 hours, then God help him, they would come in the dead of night, slaughter all the workers, and fight barefisted in the meat department until the strongest emerged victorious. He would eat the meats and sodas of the supermarket, and the locals would call him the God King. They would worship his supplies of dairy and Fruit by the Foot, and they would bring him offerings of gasoline and gift cards to places he liked to shop.

  11. Elusive Pastry says:

    Funny, hot dog/pretzel vendors in Washington DC are just as cut-throat.

  12. Gladeye says:

    Morons. They deserve each other, and prosecution. Why did the cameraman wait until the fighting actually started to stop filming though?

  13. Wang_Chung_Tonight says:

    apparently Mr. Softee ain’t soft yo

  14. dr_drift says:

    If we all work together, we can just get most of these out of the way pretty quickly. Ugh, here we go:

    That’s no way to say ICE to meet you
    Wow! That’s one way to break the ICE
    Ice cream? No, YOU gonna scream in a second
    That wasn’t very ICE of him
    You just got ICED by Mr. Softee

    That’s all I can do. I feel like I’m about to die.

  15. BoredOOMM says:

    It was a very slow Consumerist news day…..

  16. alisonann says:

    I’m most bothered by the kid saying they’re in Lincoln Center … It’s Columbus Circle.