Shmuck of the Week

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Ahh, the ice cream truck, symbol of summer, fun and youth, merrily chugging at two miles per hour, bringing joy and cold desserts to masses of neighborhood kids.

Bomb pops, fudgecicles, drumsticks, orange dream bars.

Ahh, the ice cream truck, symbol of terror, injury and irresponsibility, evilly rumbling through the neighborhood, running over kids and coldly speeding away.

On Wednesday evening, an ice cream truck driver was cruising Kalispell Street in Green Valley Ranch when two girls who were skating alongside it grabbed on, according to news reports. One, an eleven year old, fell and the truck ran over her arm, sending her to the hospital. Witnesses told police that the driver got out, looked at the girl, got back in and drove away.

On Friday, 21-year-old Adan Bashi turned himself into police, admitting he was the driver. He will likely be charged with failing to report an accident and failing to render aid. Oh, and of being a Shmuck.

For previous shmucks, click here.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.