Suspect in San Jose street vendor assault arrested

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The San Jose Police Department has arrested a man on suspicion of assaulting a hot dog street vendor outside the SAP Center in February. 

On February 18, 11:43 p.m., SAP Center security responded to reports of an assault. According to multiple witnesses, the assault was because of a disagreement over a hot dog. 

The hot dog street vendor, Saul Reconco, said that the suspect Dioscoro Reyes wanted a free hot dog or soda after purchasing some moments earlier. 

Witnesses managed to video record the assault on their cell phones where Reconco was allegedly kicked in the face. 

SAP Center assault victim Saul Reconco

One of the witnesses said the vendor eventually got back up to start selling again, but was attacked again and then taken to the hospital. 

SJPD arrested Reyes, 33, of Hayward for suspected felony assault. Reyes has posted bail and is no longer in custody. 

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Erdelyi #3708 of the San José Police Department’s Assaults Unit at 3708@sanjoseca.gov or 408-277-4161.


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