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Only in America

Only in America: A cold war

An ice-cream truck driver allegedly threatens a rival by screaming "This is my town!" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

An ice-cream truck operator in upstate New York was arrested for repeatedly intimidating and harassing a rival vendor. Joshua Malatino, who owns the Sno Cone Joe franchise, reportedly tailgated and threatened the owner of a Mr. Ding-A-Ling truck in an attempt to steal his customers. According to court documents, Malatino screamed, "You don't have a chance!" and "This is my town!"