Hot dogs are one of the most popular foods, and cities across the United States are home to vendors who sell this simple food to customers daily. One vendor in Albuquerque, New Mexico found competition from other vendors a problem.
Eric Kilmer, a hot dog vendor in Albuquerque, worked side-by-side in Metro Court, which is reportedly a popular place to sell hot dogs in the city. Kilmer found the challenge set forth by other vendors to be an issue, so he took matters into his own hands.
Kilmer ran over his competition’s foot with his hot dog cart. No one knows why he did it but a lot of people believe he was being hot-headed about his competition and wanted to take care of it.
Workers for Kilmer said it was all a misunderstanding that was blown out of proportion and he does not believe he hurt the other vendor intentionally. Kilmer appeared Thursday to court and plead not guilty to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The other hot dog vendor told reporters that he is still a little sore. "My legs are sore, my back is hurting, but other than that I'm able to come out here and open my cart. Business has to go on right? Unfortunately, I can't stop" he said in an interview.
The judge ordered Kilmer to stay away from his hot dog carts during his hearing. If convicted, Kilmer could face up to three years in prison.