Who would mess with a beloved South Florida institution like Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant? That's the mystery today as the crew at the storied Dania Beach fixture work with local police to determine the whereabouts of the Jaxson's truck, which was stolen just before 1 a.m. today from the restaurant's lot.
Manager Jerry Smith said surveillance footage shows someone driving the 2006 Isuzu box truck off the property in the early-morning hours; the video is being turned over to police. The crime was discovered around 8:30 this morning, and Smith said the culprit would have had to have used bolt cutters to get the truck free from its parking spot.
The public is asked to be on the lookout for the 16-foot truck -- outfitted with a Thermo King refrigeration system -- which is plastered in a very recognizable Jaxson's motif. Smith said the truck must be parked somewhere out of sight, as "it would be pretty noticeable" were it to be driven around town.
The truck is a regular sight for visitors to the restaurant/ice cream parlor and is a common fixture at local parades and charity events. The restaurant also uses the truck for local pickup and deliveries of products and food. Smith asks that anyone with details about the missing truck to please contact his or her local police department.
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