Followup: Friday Night’s Ice Cream Truck Joy Ride
We’ve been fielding lots of questions about Friday night’s weird ice cream truck smash-up on Clinton Street. As reported over the weekend, the soft-serve truck crashed into six cars and a motorcycle and took out part of the fencing at the Seward Park Co-op. The driver took off after the incident. There’s video but you can only see the truck in the distance.
We’re told by the cops in the 7th Precinct that no arrest has been made. They’re trying to retrieve the license plate number from the video.
More than one reader has suggested the truck could have come from the Givenchy After Party, a star-studded Fashion Week event held Friday evening in the parking garage on Columbia Street. There were ice cream trucks on site for the big party. Police say it’s very unlikely. Cops were working the event and say the trucks remained in and around the garage until after 4 a.m. The Clinton Street incident happened at about 11:20 p.m., according to Seward Park General Manager Frank Durant.
Durant said the co-op would really like to find out who’s responsible since someone could have been hurt, or even killed, during the reckless stunt. If you saw or heard anything Friday evening, you can let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 9/16: And here’s another video supplied by the Seward Park Co-op. It’s from the vantage point of the Fine Fair parking lot. You can see two young bystanders running into the parking lot and pointing at the out-of-control ice cream truck.