Police: Ice cream man sold more than sweets

August 6, 2009 2:34:06 PM PDT
An ice cream truck driver was arrested in New Castle, Delaware after police say he was seen selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs.The arrest happened around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Edgemoor Garden area.

An officer on foot, Cliffton Allen, noticed something odd.

"There were maybe 20 kids and a couple of adults just waiting to be served. As they were leaving the truck, I noticed several of the customers leaving without ice cream," Officer Allen said.

The officer caught up with a customer who allegedly had a DVD of the movie "Orphan," which is still in theaters.

Officer Allen pulled over the driver, Ali Nasser, 40, of the 2100 block of Glendale Avenue in Philadelphia, as he was leaving the communty. Allen says he saw a box of DVDs and CDs on display.

A search turned up 212 counterfeit CDs and 67 DVDs.

Besides the latest released, police say Nasser was also selling pornographic movies out of his truck.

Nasser has been arrested and charged with two counts of improper labeling of a trademarked item and two counts of manufacturing or distributing counterfeit DVD's and CD's.

He was later arraigned and released after posting $4,000 secured bail.

As it turns out, Nasser was arrested a few years ago for selling drugs out of his truck.


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