CA: UC Berkeley probes citation of hot dog vendor that went viral

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A UC Berkeley vice chancellor said Monday he has asked the campus police department to open an investigation into a viral video-captured interaction between an officer and a hot dog vendor after Saturday’s football game. The 34-year-old vendor was cited for selling food without a permit at Bancroft Way and Piedmont Avenue near Memorial Stadium, and $60 was seized from his wallet and booked into evidence, UC Berkeley officials said. A video posted Saturday night on Facebook by a man who observed the episode was viewed more than 10 million times before he made his page private. The citation was part of a larger crackdown on illegal vending outside of campus events, Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy said in a statement.” (09/11/17)