Yesterday a hot dog vendor named Clint Tarver was serving hot dogs at the AFP tent that was torn down by an angry mob of union members. He wasn’t there to be political, he was there to do his job and make a living. The union goons didn’t care, they destroyed his hot dog cart while shouting racial slurs at him as he tried to gather his belongings.
Early today[December 11, 2012], Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked and destroyed by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol.
Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him.
The link in the first paragraph goes to a fundraising page to help Clint get back in business.
This is what things looked like after the union goons were finished trashing his business.
— Nick Hawatmeh (@NicolaHawatmeh) December 12, 2012
Also, via National Review here’s video from inside the tent shortly before it was torn down. It’s hard to tell if the hot dog cart is in there as there is a crowd of people obscuring one side of the tent, but you can see someone kick down a table set up with cups and other products.
Update: According to Michigan Live Tarver did not have his cart with him yesterday, he had tables set up, so it appears the table kicked over in the video above was his. He lost about $500 worth of equipment, plus all of the condiments, etc.
Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks! (More details on this incident at the link.)