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'Hot Dog Hooker' returns to work

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cathy Scalia was back in business early Wednesday, returning to her usual spot on Sunrise Highway, just as she promised when she sashayed out of jail.

"I'll be at Baldwin sunrise highway selling my hotdogs," she said on Tuesday.

The so-called hot dog hooker found herself in hot water for allegedly offering an undercover cop a sex act for money. She spent five days in custody before finally pleading guilty. And today, her newfound fame brought her legions of new fans.

"This is cooked with love and no shirt, so it may be the best hot dog you ever had. You don't know unless you try it," Drew Appelbaum said.

The widowed mother of four says she's been a stripper all her life. And along with her hot dogs, hands out business cards, offering private lap dances at a hundred bucks a pop.

Despite her guilty plea, she still insists that's all she offered the undercover officer who busted her last Friday. "I really didn't perform a sex act on this officer. I just flashed him and gave him a lap dance," she said.

The judge says she will be sentenced to seven days in jail, provided she gets a psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

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