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New York’s 'Hot Dog Hooker' Back in Hot Water After Prostitution Bust

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Long Island's so-called “Hot Dog Hooker,” Cathy Scalia, was arrested again Friday in a prostitution bust, according to Nassau County Police.

Scalia, 47, earned the moniker “The Hot Dog Hooker” in 2012 when she pleaded guilty to selling sex out of her Sabrett’s hot dog cart. The East Rockaway woman’s recent arrest stems from her performing a massage, without a license, on an undercover cop in a Garden City hotel. She also allegedly offered sexual acts in exchange for money.

Scheduled to be arraigned Saturday, she is charged with unauthorized practice and prostitution.

In her 2012 case, she insisted she was selling hotdogs and snacks. Her services as a stripper were free.

“I’m finding one little spot in an industrial area. To the mothers and children out there, I will be selling the hot dogs in my bikini. To all the guys, I’m gonna wiggle those weiners, we’re gonna have a good time,” she reportedly told CBS2 New York.

She spent seven days in jail in 2012 and claimed she was already scouting a new spot to sell hot dogs in Baldwin, NY. She was given a court-mandated psychiatric evaluation. Scalia said the doctor “told me that it was legal to do what I was doing, serving hot dogs in a bikini top.”

The Post reported she was arrested on a similar scheme about 10 years ago.

Sources: CBS, NY Post