2 arrested after ice cream truck owners fight each other

New York ice cream truck illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

Several kosher ice cream truck owners in New York are still acting like little children.

This behavior has led to a kosher ice cream truck war in Sullivan County, New York, and has resulted in two arrests.

Joseph Isaacoff, 25, and Benjamin Yitzchakov, 21, of Brooklyn, New York, were charged with theft in August after deputies say they jumped into a rival kosher ice cream truck, and shouted at their rival and then stole his iPod.

The actual incident took place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15 outside the Sun Ranch Bungalow Colony on Fraser Road in the town of Thompson. Yitzchakov and Isaacoff are in the ice cream business together.

Habosha Levy, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, runs his own kosher ice cream truck business. These are the trucks sounding music in the street and draw the kids to them.
"They are competing for business in all fields," Sgt. Ed Clouse said.

Haboshav informed the deputies that his rivals came on board and started calling him names. He has video cameras mounted inside and outside the ice cream truck and the incident was caught on video. Deputies were able to confirm that the two came aboard and took the iPod and threw it said Clouse.

Isaacoff and Yitzchakov turned themselves in on August 2 and were charged with A misdemeanor charge.
But since then the ice cream war has continued around the camps.

"They are still out there working," said Clouse. "We get calls once or twice a week that one has been looking funny at the other."

Thousands of Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn New York head out to Sullivan County New York for their summer vacation.