Police: Hot dog vendor attacks rival
Apr 26 2012
Associated Press and Editors of BS
No, it was not a lovers' quarrel or a case of romantic jealousy........
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque hot dog vendor was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after ramming his food cart into a competitor.
Police say Eric Kilmer used his hot dog cart to run over the legs and feet of rival Vincent Montoya. Other vendors told KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/JIpUAd ) that Montoya is seeking a restraining order against Kilmer.
It was not immediately known why the two were fighting though there was a rumor that Montoya had disparaged Kilmer's dogs and Kilmer claims to sell the best hot dogs in New Mexico.
If Kilmer is convicted, he could face up to three years in prison, a steep price for a hot dog. It was unclear if he had an attorney, even a 'dog' attorney.
Montoya probably can't work because of his injuries and will sue Kilmer for money damages.
With Montoya sidelined and Kilmer broke Albuquerque's hot dog lovers will suffer the loss.
Research reveals that there has not been an instance historically in New Mexico of anyone being killed by a hot dog vending cart.
From his hospital bed Montoya threatened to get even, using a wrecking ball. His lawyer discounted Montoya's statements because he was under heavy sedation.