BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A University of California police officer's decision to confiscate a vendor's money for selling hot dogs on a Berkeley sidewalk without a permit has sparked an outcry.
Video of the incident on Saturday outside of a football game led to an online fundraising campaign for the vendor that had raised more than $36,000 as of Monday.
In the clip, a bystander questions the officer's decision to confiscate the man's money as unfair. The officer says the vendor is operating without a permit.
According to Bay Area TV station KRON, UC Police Sgt. Sabrina Reich said the officer took $60 that the vendor was suspected of having earned illegally and booked the money into evidence.