(Scroll down for video) A New York hot dog street vendor has made headlines again, as she was arrested and charged with prostitution related charges, according to court proceedings in New York.
It was not the first time that the Long Island woman was arrested for prostitution.
Catherine Scalia launched into a dramatic tirade in court yesterday, claiming that police unfairly targeted her in the prostitution bust.
Police arrested her for allegedly selling sex in Westbury.
Scalia, 47, who was sentenced in May 2012 to seven days in jail for selling sex out of her hot dog truck, smiled and waved in court, and then became angry after a judge set her bond $10,000.
She pleaded not guilty and claimed that the police are just picking on her.
"I was framed!" She told Judge Colin O'Donnell. "There was no money exchanged! I did it for free. I have no money, I'm unemployed," she said.
She also told the judge that she and her four children have no place to live.
Scalia was wearing a black suit, sported wild messy hair, and talked to herself as agents escorted her out of the courtroom at the Nassau County District Court in Hempstead.
Scalia landed in court after allegedly accepting sex with an undercover officer for $100 on Friday, court documents state.
The police officer contacted her and asked for a massage at the Red Roof Inn at around 5:15 pm, according to police and court documents. Scalia, who lives in East Rockaway, drove her hot dog truck to meet the secret John.
She allegedly started rubbing his neck and top, and then agreed to have sex with the police officer, according to court documents. She was charged with a felony count of unauthorized practice for not being licensed massage therapist, and prostitution. Scalia was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for psychiatric evaluation Friday.
“Instead of setting her up every year, why do they not revoke her license for the hot dog business, that would put her out of business once and for all. I would never buy a hot dog at a food truck that is used for prostitution, how disgusting!” Sherry Clark, 20, of Long Island, New York told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment on the hot dog hooker’s latest arrest.
Last year, she was convicted of prostitution after offering to manually stimulate an undercover police officer for $50. She pleaded guilty, and later appeared in court wearing a bikini.
She was also arrested for offering an undercover cop pleasure in 2004. At that time, she handed out business cards that read "Strips R Us", encouraging customers to call her for strip teases.
"This is what I like to do," she said last year. "I like selling hot dogs and show what I have. If you got it, flaunt it, that's what I say," she added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view