With food trucks becoming commonplace, we suppose it was inevitable that someone put a DNA testing lab on wheels.

Jared Rosenthal, owner and operator of the "Who's Your Daddy?" truck, says the people of New York keep him busy all day every day.

"They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk to us," Rosenthal tells CBS New York. "Sometimes, because of the nature of the services, they want to be a little more discreet about it, but they do come or they'll call the number."

For as little as $300, Rosenthal takes a swab of a customer's inner cheek and results are available in a couple of days. He says some men have shown up with a baby for testing only to find out it's not theirs. But there have been positive results as well, like a man who found his long-lost daughter.

Because of the sometimes emotionally tense situations, Rosenthal says half the job is being a psychologist to his customers.

So, what's next in truck-based-businesses? Mobile beer canneries? Done. Blood donations? Done. Lasik surgery in a van? Coming soon!

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      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maury on wheels. This is going to be a reality show. Wait for it..
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a sad time when these services are actually being used. I can see lawsuits behind this. "You are the father" "You are NOT the father"
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is downright pathetic auto blog posting stories like this
      landoflostsouls
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice a white guy goes into a black neighborhood, seriously what the F#$K do you think is going to happen. Maury on wheels. Our country and cities are pretty sad if this a-hat is considered an entrepreneur.
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      There should be strict FDA oversight and procedures this guy should comply with before running this sort of business. There is lots of potential for error and sloppy work , with such an unproffessional appearing outfit. This guy could give out wrong results and destroy families.
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      By the way.. What the odds that this guy is targetting predominantly Black and Hispanic neighbourhoods. Even wealthy people cheat.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        Well talking about odds, you can go to government statistics websites and it'll show you how many single family homes there are by race and as a percentage of the population. Statistically, going to wealthy white upper class neighborhoods looking for people who don't know who their biological father is would be pretty idiotic since its such a tiny fraction of the population.
          Nathan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          It doesn't matter whether the household is single parent or not because married men get cuckholded. Some of those married affluent White guys are raising someone else's kid. You are talking as if the odds are tiny when you don't know that.
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        Jameskey
        • 2 Years Ago
        Thanks, as a NY Jew I appreciate being lumped into a group that you decided we are all in.
        inthelv
        • 2 Years Ago
        OMG, did you really just post that?????? Autoblog???? Seriously? I think this is capitalism at its best. Wish I had thought of it.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      Strange..
      dadslife83
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's find the guy who fathered 160 children through a sperm bank and really screw up their instruments. This is BS. This is a deadbeat Dad finder. Another female man-hating project. Do they take to finding mothers who have skipped out on their children? More of those than you realize because the sisterhood is a shelter. My ex-wife got her current husbands divorce attorney to look into taking away my food stamps because she said I wasn't paying child-support. The county looked into it and found that I had paid twice what I was supposed to pay. End of case, county instructed her to leave me alone. She didn't agree so she started a parental alientation on my two children and guess what... they refuse to talk to me at all because I am a deadbeat Dad. It's untrue of course, and really dumb because we all live less than 10 min away from each other. So... they won't need this truck- up.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've seen that on billboards with "Who's your Daddy?", and a number for DNA testing, but mobile units? That's a first.
      Skean
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll get an Astro Van and follow them; think I'll call my shop "Why doesn't your Daddy love you enough to give your Mommy money to help raise you?"
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