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LAPD Ticketing Twittering Food Trucks on Wilshire, Again?

Officers write a citation to The Green Truck in August | Photo by Koga/LAist
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Once again, workers along Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile are witnessing an LAPD crackdown on the popular trucks that populate the area throughout lunchtime. One tipster, calling it a "raid," describes the scene in an e-mail:

But the cops are downstairs again giving tickets to the food trucks. They not only cited the fruit vendor, but they rolled his cart away and loaded it onto a tow truck. Also two cop cars are behind the “5 Marked” truck. Three cops are on the street going over the tickets with another plain clothed individual (possible health inspector?) who is holding a yellow file, which contains highlighted pages.

Another office worker from a different building says he can see at least three squad cars parked on Wilshire.

Some restaurant owners and managers have admittedly said they are frustrated with the trucks' presence, alerting authorities and politicians because of a loss in revenues. At least one restaurant manager told the LA Times that he's seen no difference in business. In past weeks along Wilshire, some trucks have been cited for minimal offenses, but others have had health permit issues, prompting seizure of the vehicles.

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Previously: Green Truck Cited by LAPD on Wilshire