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NEW YORK CITY: "Who's Your Daddy?" DNA Testing Truck Prowls The Streets

A mobile DNA and paternity testing truck emblazoned with the slogan, "Who's Your Daddy?" is working the streets of New York City.
The “Who’s Your Daddy” recreational vehicle is selling DNA tests, mostly to fathers who suspect their children may not actually be theirs. “They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk to us,” owner and operator Jared Rosenthal said Wednesday. “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.” In this business, Rosenthal said he deals with all kinds of crazy situations all day, every day.

“We have people that want to get the specimen from their spouse without them knowing about it,” Rosenthal said. “We deal with a lot of drama, it’s constant drama.” There have been instances where men have walked in with a baby to give DNA samples only to find out later they’re not related. When asked by CBS 2’s Dave Carlin why he was taking the DNA test from the traveling truck, one unidentified man explained, “I’m paying child support anyways and I would do it anyways. You just want to know.”
Tests range from $299 to $575. Results come in two days.

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