Sleazy Downtown Vendor Is Charging Tourists $30 For Hot Dogs and Pretzels

May 20, 2015 | Prachi Gupta

You have to be a special brand of sleazy to rip off tourists who are checking out Ground Zero, so of course NBC 4 went down to Ahmed Mohammed’s hot dog stand to witness this for themselves. The outlet reports that Mohammed has been inflating the prices for hot dogs and pretzels to arbitrary amounts ranging from $15 to $30, according to angry customers. There have reportedly been 5 fights at his hot dog stand since May 13, according to Alliance for Downtown New York’s head of security, Ron Wolfgang.

The Department of Consumer Affairs requires vendors to post prices for food, which Mohammed does not. According to some customer’s he’s also been short-changing people — and in one case, not giving change at all.