Battle of the Bacon Dogs

Thursday, January 15 2009 @ 01:05 PM EST

Contributed by: Billy

How can such a simple delicacy as the bacon dog become such a health risk? Drew Carey reports on why the Bacon Dog has become the fresh (?) target of downtown LA cops, and why it's so dangerous.... (or not!). 45 days jail for selling a bacon dog? Are you kidding?


Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, there exists another world, an underground world of illicit trade in—not drugs or sex—but bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Street vendors may sell you an illegal bacon dog, but hardly anyone will talk about it, for fear of being hassled, shut down or worse. Our camera caught it on tape. One minute bacon dogs are sold in plain view, the next minute cops have confiscated carts, and ordered the dogs dumped into the trash.

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