Donations Pour In For Hot Dog Vendor After Viral Video Shows Cop Taking His Cash | HuffPost
Thousands of people have donated more than $50,000 to an online campaign launched this weekend in support of a California hot dog vendor ticketed Saturday by a U.C. Berkeley police officer, who also took money from the man’s wallet.
In a cellphone video, two campus police officers are seen shutting down an alleged unlicensed vending operation outside the university football stadium. Martin Flores, the bystander who recorded the incident, is heard protesting as one of the officers folds up dollar bills he’s seized from the vendor’s wallet.
“That’s not right,” said Flores.
“That’s how it works,” the officer responds. “We’ll take it to the judge and the judge can decide whether or not it’s right.”