Oakland community buys out ice cream cart following attack on vendor

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An East Bay community rallied around an ice cream vendor attacked and robbed at gunpoint in Oakland last month.

Video shows 50-year-old Felipe Ramos pushing his ice cream cart in a crosswalk. That’s when three men surround him, push him to the ground and rob him. 

Police are still searching for those men but on Sunday, people lined up to buy out his ice cream cart. 

The event also featured other vendors who donated their profits to Ramos. 

One organizer said it’s important to help neighbors in need. 

“We wanted to let the community know that he’s not alone. And we’re here to help him out. So, thankfully he sold out all of his ice cream. So, I’m really happy for him,” Christian Fregoso said. 

Organizers say some people even traveled from Los Angeles and Fresno to support Ramos.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.