The hot dog riots

There have been some unusual disturbances over the years but there cannot have been many more bizarre than the Brooklyn hot dog riot which broke out at a New York restaurant this month.

Customers at The Shawarma King deli spotted a non-kosher frankfurter wrapper, then spotted a cook barbecuing the sausages on the grill.

In the ensuing disturbance the cook was surrounded by angry customers.

He flourished an electric knife to fend off the crowd.

One man told a news station: “I was petrified. I want to live. I don’t want to get stabbed for a hot dog.”

    Last updated: 12:08pm, March 26 2009