NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The "Fruit Bandit", a nickname coined by Talk of the Sound contributor EyeOnNewRoc, failed to appear for a third straight week as police stepped up patrols in the area of previoius attacks.
Since Talk of the Sound first began reporting on the Fruit Bandit two weeks, he, she or they has vandalized 17 cars in New Rochelle. As is often the case for news stories in New Rochelle, other media outlets began picking up the story from Talk of the Sound.
The story went national for the first time when the widely-read Drudge Report linked a WCBS 880/1010 WINS story about the fruit-throwing vandals, using the term "Fruit Bandit".
Scott parks his car in the area where the Fruit Bandit struck, and said: “I hope nothing happens to it. That would not be good.”
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Scott lives on Neptune Avenue in New Rochelle, and he was not happy to learn about what some are calling the Fruit Bandit.
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