BERKELEY (AP) — A street vendor who had his money confiscated for selling bacon hot dogs on a Berkeley sidewalk without a permit has received more than $87,000 raised by supporters.
The East Bay Times reports Rigoberto Matias on Saturday received a check for $87,921 from Martin Flores, who recorded a video of the Sept. 9 event that went viral and sparked an online outcry and a fundraising campaign.READ MORE: Petaluma CVS Pharmacy Robbed Of Cash, Medications; Suspect Captured On Camera
In the video clip Flores posted on his Twitter account, he questions a University of California, Berkeley police officer’s decision to confiscate Matias’ money as unfair.READ MORE: Woman Escapes Captors After Being Kidnapped, Trafficked; 2 Arrested in South San Francisco
Flores, a UC Berkeley alum, also kicked off a GoFundMe campaign to help Matias, a construction worker who sells hot dogs on weekends to earn extra money.MORE NEWS: NorCal Tribal Group Reclaims California Redwood Forest
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