Category archives for: Crime

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Food Truck Owner Says Thief Made Off With Wheels

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A Brooklyn woman who dishes out her family’s cuisine from a food truck has a bitter taste in her mouth after someone made off with her wheels. NY1’s Mahsa Saeidi filed the following report.

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Food Trucks Extorted

Taco Truck | Photo: waltarrrrr/Flickr/Creative Commons License

The trucks being targeted weren’t the new posh, hip, upscale boutiques roaming the area like Kogi Truck or the Grilled Cheese Truck — they would certainly alert the cops of that shady business — but instead were the small mom-and-pop taco trucks that serve the workers at construction sites during lunch hour.

Los Angeles, CA: Alleged Food Truck Extortion Ring Gets Busted in LA

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Los Angeles Daily News reports the individuals under arrest stand accused of “shaking down owners and operators over a five-year period beginning in July 2007.

Hollywood, CA: Gang Members Accused of Extorting Hollywood Food Trucks

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File photo: catering truck. Credit Linda Covella

The alleged gang members are accused of targeting food truck owners and demanding rent to operate the trucks in Hollywood.

Miami, FL: Church’s Chicken #343 Miami, Tastee Express 5 food Truck Among Restaurants Cited by State Inspectors

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The Crime & Safety blog reports on inspections of South Florida dining spots each week as the state pursues its goal to review Florida’s 45,000 licensed restaurants twice each year.

73-Year-Old Woman Gets Popped For Driving Drunk, Hits Boy & Crashes Into Food Truck On Way To AA Meeting [video]

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Driver clipped the Cheese Louise food truck parked in the lot before barreling into a table where the victim –18-year-old

Columbus, OH: Thieves Targeting Food Truck Vendors

Four food trucks have either been stolen or broken into in the last two weeks.

Four food trucks have either been stolen or broken into in the last two weeks.

Santa Fe, NM: Pair Sought in Burrito Truck Robbery

SFPD Deputy Chief Gillian Alessio, left, and Lt. Louis Carlos (right). (Photo courtesy Twitter account of @sfpd_pio)

A woman snatched a money bag from the front seat of a burrito truck