May 18 2011
PENNSYLVANIA: The next time you see this ice cream man, police say you might want to think twice before you buy that sundae.
Philly Burbs (H/T Frankie C) –It was Friday evening when the Middletown Township Police Department received the call. “We received information from a passing motorist of an ice cream truck that was all over the roadway on southbound Route 1 from Oxford Valley Road,” Middletown Township Lt. John Michniewicz said.
His Jack & Jill Truck was pulled over minutes later and investigators say the ice cream man, 46-year-old Yassir Hassan, was visibly drunk.
Upon further inspection, authorities found several wine boxes inside. But even more disturbing was the discovery of at least three water bottles filled with urine and one of them was found inside the freezer unit used to store the ice cream.
On top of that, Action News has obtained a copy of the inspection report performed after the arrest which determined the truck had “obviously no hand washing facilities in the vehicle.”
Mr. Hassan has since been processed and released pending a preliminary DUI hearing which has yet to be scheduled. Since Mr. Hassan works as an independent contractor, officials from the impound yard say that, for now, Hassan has a legal right to reclaim the truck and go back to selling ice cream in Eastern Bucks County.
“We have to release the vehicle to him after we clean it out,” John McCollum of Ace Towing and Recovery said. We also repeatedly tried reaching out to Jack & Jill Ice Cream, but our phone calls were not returned.
Meantime, we asked officials from the towing company if they ever experienced anything quite like this. “Nothing even close to this, running around serving ice cream to kids and he’s drunk, that’s pretty disgusting,” McCollum said.