May 29, 2016

A hot dog vendor in Times Square shut down his booth over the weekend to avoid participating in a Fox News live television broadcast.

On Saturday, Fox News host Clayton Morris hit the streets to cover Merriam-Webster's "controversial" claim that a hot dog is a sandwich.

But when one hot dog vendor saw Morris approaching his booth, he began closing shop.

"We're out here trying to check the pulse of the hot dog controversy this morning with a hot dog vendor," Morris explained.

"No, no," the vendor said, waving Morris away.

"It's been a rough morning out here on Times Square in New York City," Morris told his co-hosts back in the studio.

Minutes later, the Fox News host recruited a passerby to attempt a straw purchase from the hot dog vendor.

"This guy wouldn't talk to me," Morris complained. "Maybe if I bring him an actual customer, I can get you a hot dog."

"Can we get this guy a hot dog?" he asked, approaching the vendor a second time. "Will you serve me now?"

"Closing now," the vendor stated and then walked away.

Morris, feeling entitled to a hot dog, began to serve himself out of the vendor's booth. But the seller quickly returned.

"Are we allowed to have a hot dog?" Morris wondered. "Nope."

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