Man charged with felony assault after throwing hot dog at Florida police

Pinellas County, FL - A Florida man was arrested on a felony charge of battery after he threw a hot dog at law enforcement officer.

47-year-old Jason Stoll, of New Port Richey, was arrested on Saturday after authorities say he threw a hot dog at an officer who was warning him that he was violating a city ordinance.

Police say Stoll ignored officer's warnings and continued to sell the hot dogs after his street closure permit ended around 12 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Stoll was asked to put the hot dog down, but he continued his attempts to sell it.

Stoll became “extremely upset” and intentionally threw the hot dog at the officer.

He was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence. 

If convicted, he could face up to a minimum of 3 years in jail.

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