On the list of vehicles that we can say definitively don't make great getaway cars, we now have Good Humor ice cream truck to add to Krispy Kreme truck and gardening truck. Shawn Stewart and Wesley Jumper were, apparently, quite dirty as they deviated from Stewart's normal ice cream route and stopped at a La Plata, Marlyand CVS and boosted $500 worth of shampoo and soap. A hot date deserves hot hair care products, eh? They'd have gotten away with it, too, had it not been for a couple of minor details.
First, trucks designed to transport food don't handle that well and aren't capable of achieving a lot of speed. Second, it's a freaking Good Humor truck. You wonder if they didn't consider that it made them kind of easy to spot. Not surprisingly, they were spotted right away and led police on a chase that reached speeds of 80 mph. Due to the poor-handling nature of the ice cream truck, they plowed into a Chevy Avalanche. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. If only they were driving Japanese drifting ice cream, then maybe they'd have had a chance. (h/t Kitt) [Washington Post]