The town of Gloversville, New York has been ROCKED by a vicious TURF WAR between two rival ICE CREAM MEN . . . and the police have finally stepped in.  (Gloversville is about 50 miles northwest of Albany.)

Sno Cone Joe is owned by 34-year-old Joshua Malatino.  And he says HE was Gloversville's rightful ice cream man.  Then Mr. Ding-a-Ling came to town. 

After about a week, Joshua told one of the Mr. Ding-a-Ling drivers that Gloversville was HIS turf.  He also called Ding-a-Ling headquarters and said, quote, "I OWN this town." 

Joshua also scared away ANOTHER competitor last summer . . . but Mr. Ding-a-Ling wouldn't back down. 

So Joshua and his 21-year-old girlfriend Amanda Scott began FOLLOWING Mr. Ding-a-Ling's truck, to lure away customers.  Finally, police saw their truck tailgating a Mr. Ding-a-Ling truck on April 19th and stepped in to SQUASH the feud. 

Joshua and Amanda were arrested and charged with stalking and harassment . . . which could land them in jail for up to three months.