NEW YORK, NY – New York City hot dog stands are a cutthroat business.
So says a Jersey City, N.J. man, who claims a rival and three of his gang burst into the victim’s Rock Street home and terrorized him, his wife and small children over a territorial beef between the Manhattan food stand vendors, The Jersey Journal Reported.
“Like I told you before, I am gonna kill you and kidnap your kids, if you keep selling or putting the cart in my areas,” one attacker yelled as they stormed the home around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the newspaper.
The 36-year-old shish kabob slinger told cops two men attacked him with pocket knives, cutting his arm, while others threw the man’s wife, 32, into a mirror as she held a 1-year-old baby in her arms.
The mirror smashed to the ground during the chaos, the newspaper reported.
The woman gathered the other children, ages 3, 8, and 9 and cowered in a bedroom as the attack continued. But a family friend heard the screaming and rushed in, sending the intruders scattering, the Journal reported.
The victim said he’d filed a complaint in Manhattan against the hot dog vendor over the space used by their competing carts. The victim said he knew all four of the men and that two were even pals of his, the paper reported.
No arrests were reported and the victims declined medical attention for their minor injuries.
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