$30 Hot Dog in New York? Ahmed Mohammed, Food vendor at 9/11 memorial accused of scamming tourists – Watch

$30 Hot Dog in New York? Ahmed Mohammed, Food vendor at 9/11 memorial accused of scamming tourists

$30 Hot Dog? A street vendor who fleeced customers by charging them $30 for a hot dog has apparently been sacked.

Things can often be a little overpriced in New York City compared to other places. However, when a street vendor started charging tourists $30 for a hot dog, it still seemed pretty out of place. As it turns out, he totally wasn’t supposed to be doing that and has since been fired for the scam.

New York Post reports that Ahmed Mohammed was not only deceiving tourists with his hot dog prices, but also the the owners of the food cart. Mohammed’s boss, Abdelalim Abdelbaky, stated, “He told me he charged the people $2 a hot dog. He lied to me.”

WNBC caught Mohammed in the act on camera, revealing that he would make up extremely high prices for the food items whenever customers with accents approached the cart. In one instance, he attempted to charge $15 for a pretzel and a hot dog. A more extreme scam price Mohammed attempted was $30 for a hot dog and a soda.

Abdelbaky fired Mohammed after seeing the news report. Unfortunately, Abdelbaky and his family are now facing up to $1,500 in fines for Mohammed’s poor operating of their food cart.

  • William P Caloia Sr.

    $30.00 hotdogs go hand-in-hand with a growing minimum wage. One leads to the other. If this guy can get some sucker to pay that much, WTF? I see fools everyday stopping to get gas at stations selling it for 60-90 cents a gallon higher than the guy across the street.

    • asshatwillie

      It’s illegal. It’s called price gouging.

  • asshatwillie

    A Muslim ripping off people at the 911 memorial. You can’t get much more sleaze ball than that.