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This Police Officer Apprehends A Vendor For Illegally Selling Snacks, He Took His Money After

This Police Officer Apprehends A Vendor For Illegally Selling Snacks, He Took His Money After

| On 12, Sep 2017

Martin Flores uploaded a video showing a UCPD official taking the money of a seller because he is selling snacks without a permit.

Flores said the man, who is identified as Juan was selling hotdog and bacon to kids after Cal’s game when he was apprehended by the police.

The officers then asked for an ID, which prompted Juan to take his wallet out. The official then grabbed it from him and took his money. That’s when Flores took his phone and started to record.

“That’s not right,” said Flores while the officer was pulling the money from Juan’s wallet and folding them into his hand. The official said what he was doing was “law and order.” Juan was pretty upset and confused with what was happening.

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Funds Raised For Juan

Flores set up a Go Fund Me account to help Juan.

“We will ensure that Juan has his personal, legal and professional matters addressed. Juan is a symbol of the injustice that takes place to street vendors. Therefore a collective effort to support street vendors will also benefit,” said Flores.

The account already raised almost $60,000, which was way ahead of the $10,000 goal.

University To Investigate

On Monday, the University of California said it will investigate the matter. Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy said vendors are usually only given with warnings before a citation. He explained why the official took the money.

“We have instructed our officers to monitor illegal vending outside our event venues. This action has been motivated at least in part by issues of public health, the interest of local small businesses, and even human trafficking,” Biddy said.

“In case such as this, it is typical to collect any suspected illegal funds and enter them into evidence.”

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