Second churro vendor cuffed by police in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
November 12, 2019 - 10:42 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Another churro vendor was arrested at the Myrtle-Wyckoff station Monday morning, making this the second in three days.

According to a report from the Daily News, the officers that arrested her asked the woman to leave the station because she did not have a license to sell food and began to issue the vendor a summons, but then learned she failed to appear in court for two previous summonses for selling food without a license.

The vendor was held overnight at Queens Criminal Court since there was no judge available to hear the case because it was Veterans Day.

Rafael Martinez, who lives in Ridgewood, Queens near the subway station, witnessed the churro vendor’s arrest, and said she’s been selling snacks at the station for at least two years.

“From what I can gather she was very confused as to why she was being arrested,” a witness to the arrest, Rafael Martinez, told Officer.com. “She never bothers anybody. I’ve seen cops who are routinely around that station even buy some [churros] from her.”

The woman's arrest comes three days after police cuffed another churro vedor the Broadway Junction subway station, sparking at outrage from advocates and elected officials and rallied at the station on Monday.

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