With trendy food trucks proliferating in New York City, officials have become increasingly concerned that the restaurants-on-wheels could bring consequences far more serious than the ones produced by mice droppings and unlicensed vendors.
According to a document obtained by Public Intelligence, the FDNY believes food trucks also serve as attractive breeding grounds for terrorist activities.
In the report, "Food Trucks: A Transient Hazard," the FDNY notes 3,100 trucks permits have been issued this year alone, meaning terrorists could easily get their hands on a black market permit of their own.
The FDNY says trucks are actually an "excellent surveillance platform due to their access and long duration stays."
The report also expresses concern that terrorists could pack popular trucks, stationed in "high profile" locations, with explosives.
The recipe for the perfect terrorist plot? Who knows.
While it's comforting to know the city is dedicated to its counterterrorism efforts-- see, for example, last week's foiled Federal Reserve terror plot-- we can't help but remember the city's tendency to exaggerate terror threats.
So perhaps it's best not to be too alarmed and we can all get back to chasing overpriced food trucks on Twitter, enjoying all the tacos, ice cream, dumplings, pizza and Korean burritos they have to offer.
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