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Hot Dog Vendor Who Had Money Taken By Cops In Viral Video Surprised By Generosity Of Internet

Hot Dog Vendor Who Had Money Taken By Cops In Viral Video Surprised By Generosity Of Internet
Updated 8 months ago

A video of a U.C. Berkeley police officer taking money from an unlicensed hot dog vendor has gone viral. The vendor, Beto Matias  admitted he didn't have a permit to sell food outside the university football stadium, but he says the officer should not have taken his $60. 



Martin Flores, who shot the video can be heard telling the officer,  “That’s not right,” 

The officer responds, "That’s how it works. We’ll take it to the judge and the judge can decide whether or not it’s right. This is law and order in action.” 

Flores wasn't happy with what he witnessed and decided to take action. He started the GoFundMe campaign to help raise legal fees and losses for Matias and other vendors who have been, “robbed of their hard earned living through citations and removal of their carts.”  

People were quick to respond and the fund has already garnered over $50,000.