Outcry after police take hot dog vendor's money outside UC Berkeley football game

Posted: 7:01 AM, Sep 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-12 14:14:32Z

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.