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.


Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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.