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Street vendor arrested after refusing to stop selling hot dogs

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Hot dog vendor Roger Langbecker was arrested after he refused to stop selling his product on city streets. Hot dog vendor Roger Langbecker was arrested after he refused to stop selling his product on city streets.
ATLANTA -

A hot dog vendor in Atlanta was arrested after refusing to stop selling his sandwiches during the busy Final Four weekend.

Roger Langbecker said that he set up shop around 7:30 p.m. on Monday was doing "brisk business" when he was approached by police.

A recent rule change implemented over the last few days bars all public vending.

Langbecker said that he has a valid license signed by Atlanta Police Chief George Turner that is good through the first week of May.
 
However, authorities said that the license is no longer valid.

Langbecker refused to stop selling his hot dogs and was arrested.

"I was just callously cut off, shut down, and to suddenly be told that we're null and void – it doesn't matter anymore. The license with the chief of police, police's signature means nothing all of a sudden," Langbecker.

City officials said a court decision at the end of 2012 forced them to shut down vendors on city streets. The city began enforcing the rule at the start of baseball season.

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