Mr. Ding-A-Ling and Sno-Cone Joe ice cream truck rivalry heats up in Gloversville

Authorities say the chilly relationship between rival

ice cream truck operators in Fulton County got out of hand this season, with Sno Cone Joe trying to chase Mr. Ding-A-Ling out of the market.

Gloversville pol


tell local media outlets two Sno Cone Joe operators face harassment and stalking charges after confrontations last month that included one of them yelling "This is my town!" at a Mr. Ding-A-Ling driver.

(Watch a video report from WYNT.)

The driver told pol


that Sno Cone Joe owners Joshua Malatino and Amanda Scott followed his truck, playing their music at high volume and trying to lure away customers with promises of free
ice cream


Malatino and Scott were charged Tuesday with second-degree harassment, a violation, and fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor. A message left for their lawyer wasn't initially returned Wednesday.