For those who frequent Union Square, the Squeeze juice truck is simply part of the scenery. You know, the big, pink truck that cannot be missed. Well, a former — and evidently disgruntled — Squeeze employee managed to steal it from a Brooklyn parking lot.
The suspect was fired after just two weeks of employment, when the Squeeze owner Karliin Brooks discovered that he was a former convict. Apparently, early Sunday morning, he trashed the prep kitchen and stole the truck. Brooks put out a plea for help to local news teams, noting that the brightly-colored truck housed 1,500 bottles of juice, which retail at $10 a pop.
Monday night, Brooks received an anonymous call letting her know that the truck was found on the border of Queens and Nassau Counties — a solid 13 miles from where it was stolen. Police are still searching for the ex-employee, and now Brooks must deal with truck repairs along with the cost of lost product and business. Usually, we'd warn our readers to beware this juice-jacking fiend, but we're pretty sure this was an isolated incident. Only in New York, folks. (NBC New York)