Alfredo Theibaud, Owner Of Delicioso Coco Helado Killed In Freak Accident In Melrose

Coquito pushcarts around the Bronx are as big of an indicator that warm weather approaches as Mr Softee.
Coquito pushcarts around the Bronx are as big of an indicator that warm weather approaches as Mr Softee.

Alfredo Theibaud, owner of the coquito helado dynasty known as Delicioso Coco Helado was killed in a tragic freak accident this morning as he was opening up the gates to his business and they came down crashing on him killing him on the scene.

The Daily News reports:

“The beloved Bronx king of frozen ices was killed in a freak accident when a security gate crashed down on him as he opened his business early Friday, police sources said.

Alfredo Thiebaud, 79, had just lifted up the metal gate at Delicioso Coco Helado on when it rolled back down and pinned him about 5:40 a.m., sources and witnesses said.

He died at the scene on St. Ann’s Ave.

“This is a big loss for the whole Bronx,” said Gustavo Cabrera, 57, a longtime friend.

“Everybody in the Bronx knows his ice cream. Everybody loves Coco Helado.”

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