Drug cartels used ice cream trucks as a cover–which worked until they started shooting at each other.
One of the best sights of summertime as a child was hearing the faint music of an ice cream truck and watching it slowly come into view as you try to shake your mom or dad down for some money.
People in the Strathclyde area of Glasgow were robbed of that since drug cartels used them to trade their product.
The last thing you wanted to see was an ice cream truck during the "Glasgow Ice Cream Wars."
When conflicts started to arise out of competing factions, things got hot in the ice cream business. And by ice cream I mean illegal hard drugs.
Drive-by shootings would occur regularly out of the large windows of ice cream trucks as they pelted other trucks with bullets.
The violence came to a head when one faction doused an 18-year-old's (who was described as a "frightener") front door step in gasoline and set it on fire. Five died in the fire and another later at the hospital.
No matter how funny it may have looked, the violence was all too real in this nasty drug war.