Men in Frozen Yogurt Truck Carjack Honda After Dispute With its Driver

By Jeanmarie Evelly on March 28, 2014 5:28pm 

 A frozen yogurt truck behind police tape in Astoria Friday morning.
A frozen yogurt truck behind police tape in Astoria Friday morning.
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ASTORIA — It's an ice cold case.

Three men riding in a frozen yogurt truck rear-ended another vehicle in Queens Friday morning, then one of the men carjacked the struck vehicle after a dispute with its driver, according to the NYPD

Police say a 31-year-old male was behind the wheel of a 2001 black Honda Civic around 8:38 a.m. when he was rear-ended by a pink Yogo frozen yogurt truck, occupied by three men, near 12th Street and 26th Avenue in Astoria.

An argument ensued, according to the NYPD, who said the men in the truck then assaulted the man and stole his Civic. The remaining two drove away in the yogurt truck, police said.

Patrolling officers searched the area and were able to locate the frozen yogurt truck — emblazoned with the logo "Yogo, New York's Finest Yogurt" — in a driveway near 19th Street and 21st Road, police said.

The Civic was also found nearby, according to the NYPD. Both vehicles were held as evidence.

The driver of the Civic was treated at the 114th Precinct station house for minor injuries to his his head and elbows, according to police.

No arrests had been made as of Friday afternoon. It was unclear whether any of the three men were the owners of the yogurt truck, according to police.

 

 

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