Jun 20, 2012
Jim Benson

‘Hot dog hooker’ sentenced to seven days in jail for selling sex from …

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00:56 EST, 19 June 2012

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00:58 EST, 19 June 2012

Long Island’s so-called ‘hot dog hooker’ walked out of court on Monday after being sentenced to seven days in jail for selling sex from out of her food truck.

With a cigarette hanging from her mouth and flashing much of her bosom in her signature bikini top, Catherine Scalia was processed and released from the Hempstead, New York, courthouse for time served and was not sent back to jail, according to CBS 2.

The 45-year-old spent five days behind bars last month after pleading guilty to selling sex from out of her hot dog van in Baldwin.

Back at it: 'Hot dog hooker' Catherine Scalia, pictured, was sentenced to seven days in jail on Monday for selling sex out the back of her food truck

Back at it: ‘Hot dog hooker’ Catherine Scalia, pictured, was sentenced to seven days in jail on Monday for selling sex out the back of her food truck

‘I don’t see anything illegal with it,’ she told the station. ‘You want to charge me with prostitution – I don’t care. I’m out of the playboy mansion and into the real world.’

Ms Scalia was arrested after an undercover cop said she agreed to have sex with him for $50 when he visited her hot dog truck.

The East Rockaway mother-of-four denied she sold the police officer sex, insisting she was not a prostitute but a stripper and that he only got a lap dance before his colleagues arrived on the scene and arrested her.

According to CBS 2, Ms Scalia said she sold Sabrett hot dogs and other snacks from her food truck and then offered to strip for customers if they were interested.

Smoking: Ms Scalia, pictured with her hot dog sign, said the arrest in May had been bad for business

Smoking: Ms Scalia, pictured with her hot dog sign, said the arrest in May had been bad for business

Stripper: The mother-of-four, pictured, denies being a prostitute but admits to stripping for customers

Stripper: The mother-of-four, pictured, denies being a prostitute but admits to stripping for customers

But she said that despite the publicity, her arrest had been bad for business.

‘It’s beautiful out there and now all the hot dogs are on sale, all the rolls, this is prime time and I’m sitting in court,’ she told 1010 WINS.

Since the controversy, her request for a peddler’s license has been rejected by Hempstead town but she said she would park her van at an industrial area in Oceanside while she tried to appeal it.

Not shy: Ms Scalia, pictured, waves to the media clearly enjoying the publicity

Not shy: Ms Scalia, pictured, waves to the media clearly enjoying the publicity

Truck: The 'hot dog hooker', pictured, has been denied a peddler's permit since her arrest

Truck: The ‘hot dog hooker’, pictured, has been denied a peddler’s permit since her arrest

‘Women and children , I will be selling the hot dogs like this (in my bikini) and I will be doing the stripping business but I will be checking for wires,’ she said.

‘To all the guys I’m gonna wiggle those wieners, we’re gonna have a good time.’

Ms Scalia returned to work the day after she pleaded guilty to prostitution in May but police soon shut her down and forced her to return home.

‘I got my bikini top on, showing off my buns,’ she told WPIX-TV last month, flashing her bright-pink bathing suit.

Catherine Scalia

Soaking up the attention: Catherine Scalia in her bikini top after returning to work selling hot dogs and lap dances from a food truck in Long Island

Hot dog truck

Come and get it: Her loyal customers returned to her food stand, claiming they like her hot dogs

Male customers lined up to welcome her back to the neighborhood, claiming her hot dogs were tasty.

Ms Scalia handed out business cards for her private stripping business, along with wieners topped with homemade onion relish. 

‘I saw her on TV last night, and I had to see what it was about,’ Michael DiSanto, 22, told the New York Post.

‘To be honest, I think I’ll stick with the hot dogs, but I have her card here just in case. It’s just funny; I say let her do her thing.’

Other Long Islanders were less charitable.

Hot dog hooker

Sex worker: Scalia, a mother of four, also works as a stripper and handed out cards for her business, along with the hot dogs. She has been arrested twice for prostitution

Hot dog Hooker

Arrest: Scalia pleaded guilty to prostitution after an undercover cop arrested her last week when she agreed to have sex with him for $50

‘We’re here trying to make this community better, and now you have this skank coming in here and doing her disgusting business,’ local civic association member Jessenia Mendez-Velazquez, 33, told the newspaper.

Even Scalia’s family is fed up with her behavior. Her mother refused to bail her out of jail for several days after her arrest on May 3.

Her own son said getting busted might be good for her.

‘I just feel like if she stays in jail and does the time, then she will learn her lesson,’ the boy, 13, told The Post.

Hot dog hooker

Full-service: Scalia ran out of propane and had to change the tanks herself. Police later chased her out of the parking lot where she set up shop

She already served time in jail once before for prostitution.

But it seemed clear the attention she has received only encouraged her behavior. 

‘I feel like a celebrity. Do I look like Pamela Anderson?’ she told WPIX.

‘Who knows? I could be in the playboy mansion tomorrow. Who knows?’

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Obviously knows how to handle sausages.

Oohh err!! I think she needs to tighten bra straps! Only 45 eh? What a wreck! I thought sex was supposed to keep you young.

Was she selling hot dogs with a side order of tacos? Incredible!

God almighty. The fact that there are men out there so desperate for sex they’ll go with just about anything makes me think good on her! Extra cash to just lie there and fake every minute of it is just genius! I swear women can run rings around men so easily.

Ill not bother with any milk in the coffee then

Ha good for her, should be on the american apprentice for that sort of entrepreneurial flair. I’m off to see my local burger wagon babe now.

Blimey, spaniels ears

Think DM you must mean buying sex , not selling it !!

were the customers blind?

now she is a hot dog lol

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