Thursday, March 23, 2006

What is with the White Vans?

Ever since I've lived in this neighbourhood, there has been a used car lot on the corner of Lebreton and Gladstone. Last summer I noticed something different. The lot was full of white panel vans instead of the usual mixture of different automobiles and light trucks. After a few weeks, all the vans were gone.

Then a month or so later, the lot was full of white vans again.

After a while, they were gone.

This is the third or fourth time the lot has been full of white vans in less than a year.

Where do these vans come from? Who buys them?

Just asking.

4 comments:

richard said...

Aren't white vans usually used by the bad guys in movies? You know, whenever someone's planning on jumping out of a vehicle with a submachine gun, it's usually a white van. So either your neighborhood sees a lot of people jumping out of vans, or a lot of movie sets. And maybe even both.

other Dave said...

Check this out.

The white-van scam has been around for over a decade. I can attest that about ten years ago I had an encounter with one of these scammers in the parking lot at Billings Bridge mall. Why people would think a guy selling speakers out of the back of his van is not a risky venture, I'll never understand.

I think you should photograph every and all purchasers of said vans.

David Scrimshaw said...

Do people still buy speakers? I thought it was all iPod headsets now.

If that's the case, these must all be going for machine gun gangs.

The Independent Observer said...

Four words: The Communications Security Establishment.