Missouri teen charged in ice cream truck attempted robbery

Missouri teen charged in ice cream truck attempted robbery

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:45 AM

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City teenager has been charged with trying to rob an ice cream truck driver who was wounded by pellets from a BB gun.

Jackson County prosecutors announced the felony charge of attempted robbery against a 17-year-old from Blue Springs on Friday.

The shooting Tuesday afternoon startled residents of a quiet subdivision. Witnesses reported the ice cream truck was in a cul-de-sac when several young men approached demanding money from the 47-year-old driver. He was shot but managed to drive a couple of blocks looking for help.

Investigators said the young men were in a park shooting a BB gun they had just bought when they saw the ice cream truck and decided to rob it.

The driver was treated for wounds to his head, neck and arm.

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