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 $37,000 as of Monday.
UC Berkeley Police 👮🏼 y'all some punk ass bitches a ticket is understandable but to take his money away fuck the police pic.twitter.com/B8j2UcvREG— Moreno (@Moreno) September 10, 2017
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.
UC Police Sgt. Sabrina Reich told KTVU-TV that the officer took $60 that the vendor was suspected of having earned illegally and booked the money into evidence.