New York City seizes 46 ice cream trucks

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In a crackdown named "Operation Meltdown", New York City authorities have seized 46 ice cream trucks with unpaid fines.

To get away with not paying fines, the release said, the operators created dozens of "shell" companies and systematically re-registered trucks at the Department of Motor Vehicles under the names of different corporations. By the time the city's finance department would try to collect on a debt, there would be no trace of the offending company, according to the news release.

Previously in Ice Cream Wars:

· Ice cream truck drivers at war
· Mr Yummy battles Mr Whippy in Blackburn Ice Cream War
· The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars [links to the Wikipedia article]