Man, and we thought drug dealers were territorial. These ice cream niccas is NO JOKE!
An ice cream deliveryman tried to carve a rival up like a banana split during a violent turf war over who had the right to peddle frozen treats to a Brooklyn bodega, sources told The Post yesterday.
The trouble started at the “52 Tompkins Grocery” in Bedford-Stuyvesant Monday as private distributor Homero Jaramillo was trying to sell some cut-rate Haagen-Dazs to the shop’s owner.
While the deal was going down, the store’s regular ice cream supplier, Steven Perez, arrived and flew into a rage.
“Steve came in and started screaming ‘I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you!’ to Homero,” said store owner José Zorrilla. “Steve got mad that Homero took his ice cream route. Homero said, ‘Take it easy, it’s no problem.’ “
But to Perez, the new vendor homing in on his turf was a big problem. Perez allegedly pulled boxcutter and threatened to turn his dessert-dealing rival into rocky road, law-enforcement sources said.
“Steve threatened to attack Homero with his work knife,” Zorrilla said. “He kept saying, ‘I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you!’
“Me and my brother had to wrap our arms around him and hold him. I said ‘Stop, stop!’ ” Zorrilla said.
Homero then ran out but the cold war didn’t end there.
He allegedly returned with a bat from his truck.
“He came back and hit Steve on his back. It was self-defense,” Zorrilla said.
We get it, this ice cream is part of how you earn your living, and you want all of your money. But not for nothing, isn’t there a blizzard going on in New York??? Who the HELL is buying your damn ice cream anyway??? SMH