It’s hard out there for food truck owners:
A Long Island hot dog cart owner has been arrested for using her business as a front for prostitution. According to the New York Post, Catherine Scalia would sell hot dogs and then hand out cards advertising her “bachelor-party services, one-on-one strips and a topless cleaning service.” Her risky business ventures have people calling her “the Hot Dog Hooker of Long Island”.
An undercover cop arrested her when she offered to give him a hand job for $50. (This was apparently after he took her up on the strip tease offer.) Also it seems from time to time she would sell hot dogs, as a neighbor put it, “in her bra and panties.”
Apparently, Scalia would take customers back to her Far Rockaway home instead the RV to prevent obvious food-handling concerns.
According to Nassau County Detective Lt. Kevin Smith, her prices were “about $100 and then to further engage in an additional sex act—it was another $50.” He also added ”Now THAT’S some expensive relish!” with just a little too much excitement for our liking.
This is not the first time Scalia has been arrested for selling her special services along with hot dogs, either. She was first arrested in 2004 for the same charges. At that time she and her chef 34 year-old Rose Skorge (they called themselves Roxy and Diamond) performed a public sex act right outside the camper, only this time an undercover police officer bought two hot dogs and a bottle of water from her, but then she also offered two have sex with him at her home for cash. They went to her home in East Rockaway.
But hey, even this lady has her limits: at the time, she told officers “I zip up when I see kids.”
And her family is letting her stew in jail: her 13-year-old son told the Post “I just feel like if she stays in jail and does the time, then she will learn her lesson…Maybe my grandma will eventually feel bad for her and get her out.”
Maybe. Scalia’s bail is currently set at $2,000; she’s going to have to sell a lot of hot dogs to pay back whoever bails her out.
Oh & besides the obvious prostitution sting and having a brothel on the run in her camper, Scalia didn’t have a permit to sell hot dogs to begin with. Sigh.