Skip to comments.Biz honcho fined for ice cream truck attack
Posted on 01/26/2014 12:59:03 PM PST by WesternCulture
Businessman Percy Nilsson, 71, was perhaps best known for his ownership of his local Malmö Redhawks ice hockey team, but has lately been making headlines after a power-drill attack on an ice cream truck. On Friday, he was ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 kronor ($15,500) by the Malmö District Court. He was also sentenced to pay for the loss of income that the ice-cream truck owner faced after the vandalism.
"It was a really tough sentencing and it's sad that it ended this way," Nilsson told the TT news agency. He lamented that he had already paid for the tyres and confessed to the crime."
The attack took place in October in Vellinge, southern Sweden, when Nilsson admitted to using a power drill to puncture the tyres of the vehicle. He said at the time that the move was intended to spark debate about the "outdated" practice of having trucks blaring their signature melody as they were driven through residential areas.
Nilsson's lawyer had argued that the jingle made 71-year-old suffer mentally.
~~~100,000 kronor~~~ is about as much someone suffering from microcephalia earns in Sweden on a monthly basis.
Damn ice cream trucks!
I can sympathize. I would have tried to take out his speakers first though.
What is the signiture melody? Around here they favor Turkey In The Straw or The Entertainer.
The FBI guy, Booth, shot the clown head.
I once knew this girl working for a major ice cream plant.
Totally admired her.
I fully support and respect ladies who can make ice cream.
If they’re able to make ice cream, just imagine what they could do in other areas of advanced craftsmanship.
Weapon of choice for the handyman.. And offended resident or is it offended?
Cordless drill no doubt altho, a good handyman will have at least a couple hundred feet of cord handy..
That would probably get you a worse punishment than drilling someone's tires.
The ice cream trucks that remain around here have been playing a Xylophone version of “Pop Goes The Weasel!” over and over and over. It’s hard to stop hearing that tune in my head, long after the truck has left the neighborhood.
There are hispanic ice cream trucks blaring a jingle of Dixie that serve black neighborhoods here.
I’m not sure I’d consider ice cream making to be advanced craftsmanship.
Great pic...the entitlement army on the march.
I never got into Seinfeld.
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