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.
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.”