illegal peddlers (normally elderly sitting on a foot stool with an open wheel luggage bag) along 150 block of N. Hotel. Called HPD (Officer A (sp?) arrived and was pointed towards the two (2) illegal peddlers in front of Wellness Pharmacy. An hour later, one of the two illegal peddlers return and ‘set up shop’. HPD was called and Officers Sai and Bonilla arrived. Officer Bonilla scolded this peddler and she closed shop and left. According to the business owners (at Sun Cheong and BY Grocer) across the street observed her continuing to sell produce from her luggage after HPD left earlier, the first time.
To me, elderly ladies (mostly all Asian) should not be selling on the street, it’s illegal, impedes the sidewalk esp. pedestrians getting off the bus right there. Elderly ladies with a small wad of cash (from selling ) are also easy prey for purse snatching. Let’s work to get these preys off the street and allow Chinatown merchants to thrive with less opportunities for crime and petty peddlers.