Apparently the jerk doesn’t list the price and then sandbags tourists (and New Yorkers silly enough to think they’ll be charged a normal price)) with insane prices, like $30 for a hotdog.

Via Washington Times:

New York City hot dog vendor at Ground Zero has caused several fights to break out after charging customers, particularly tourists, as much as $20 and $30 for a hot dog.

A local NBC affiliate caughtAhmed Mohammed on camera trying to charge a man named David $15 for a hot dog and a pretzel outside of the One World Trade Center.

“I said, ‘What are you, a crook?’” David recalled. “I’m not a tourist, so I know the price in New York.”

Ron Wolfgang, head of security for the Alliance for Downtown New York (ADNY), said there have been “five times since May 13 where we’ve observed altercations on the street over the prices being charged for hot dogs, pretzels, water, soda.”

Customer after customer told NBC about how Mr. Mohammed tried to charge them $20 to $30 for a hot dog.

“I just felt like I was getting ripped off,” one woman said, “and it’s just making the 9/11 grounds like a big tourist trap.”

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8 Comments | Leave a comment
  1. Alain41 says:

    Because De Blasio is Mayor not Giuliani.

  2. ancientwrrior says:

    Why not, the goobermint gets away with ripping people off, why not him!

  3. Shifra says:

    Doesn’t anyone say “how much?” before buying something?

    • dennisl59 says:

      Exactly. If you don’t see a price, then ask. But on the other hand, who would buy a ‘hot dog’ swimming in hot, fetid water from a NYC street vendor in the first place? Or some ‘pretzel’ made of who-knows-what handled by this dude. Ugh.

      posted 5/20 633pm Texas[Pepto-Bismol]Time

    • Kitten says:

      I hear ya, Shifra.

      No Price = Red Flag

  4. hektor says:

    The last time I ever ate a Sabrett frankfurter from a push cart was back in the winter of 1978 in NYC. I went up to the cart to buy a frank on my lunch break and here was this guy serving franks with his nose dripping in the sauerkraut.

  5. monkeymom says:

    He was just means-testing in order to redistribute the wealth.

  6. SwiftJustice2020 says:

    I don’t see a problem with him charging this much, as long as he lets the customer know ahead of time what his prices are. Seems like bad business to make someone a hot-dog, then charge them around $30.

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