Sunday 23 July 2017

Gun in a bun: Hot dog pair in court

A man in California is accused of selling firearms to undercover police officers from his hot dog stand
A man in California is accused of selling firearms to undercover police officers from his hot dog stand

Authorities in California said a hot dog vendor offered undercover officers more than just mustard, ketchup and relish on the side.

Jose Gilberto Ortiz, 58, was arraigned in US District Court in San Jose on Thursday on charges of selling firearms to the officers from his hot dog stand.

His partner, 23-year-old Guillermo Gonzalez Castillo, was also arraigned on weapons charges. Castillo is additionally accused of selling the San Jose police officers methamphetamine.

Authorities say the officers purchased a sawn-off shotgun, a machine gun and other firearms from the pair.

They were arrested at the hot dog stand on September 2.

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