Hot Dog Vendor Turf War turns violent after stabbing, suspect arrested
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man during an argument among food venders in the Petco Park community of San Diego, authorities said Sunday.
A group of food vendors were arguing about 10:35 p.m. Saturday in the area of 10th Avenue and K Street, when suspect Yoni Yanes allegedly stabbed a 31-year-old food vendor in the back, the San Diego Police Department reported.
Paramedics rushed the man, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, to a hospital, and Yanes was arrested a short time later.
Vending has always been illegal in San Diego, but City Council hasn’t enforced the law.
“No Vending Zone” street signs have been put up on every block of the Gaslamp Quarter, as code compliance now relies on the San Diego Police Department to enforce the law.
San Diego police urged anyone with information regarding the attack to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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