Hot dog hooker relishes spotlight as she returns to work

The woman dubbed the hot dog hooker returned to work today, sporting a bikini and doggedly serving up franks to dozens of customers. Catherina Scalia,

BALDWIN - The woman dubbed the hot dog hooker returned to work today, sporting a bikini and doggedly serving up franks to dozens of customers. Catherina Scalia, 45, pleaded guilty yesterday to prostitution. She was arrested last week after soliciting sex to an undercover officer from her hot dog truck. She tells reporters she is not a hooker, but a stripper.Whatever her title, she wasn't welcome today in the spot where she has parked her truck for weeks. The owner of the lot on Sunrise Highway was summoned by a Baldwin resident who deemed Scalia "filthy" and noted that she was just blocks away from a school. The lot owner chased Scalia away to a spot down the road, but Nassau police showed up and made her pack it in for the day because she has a food vendor permit, but not a Town of Hempstead peddler's license.Scalia, a mother of four, says she's not sure where she'll set up her wiener truck next. "Tomorrow is another day, who knows?" she said. "I could be in the Playboy mansion tomorrow."

Hot dog hooker pleads guilty to soliciting undercover cop

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