Long Island’s so-called ‘hot dog hooker’ walked out of court on Monday after being sentenced to seven days in jail for selling sex from out of her food truck.
With a cigarette hanging from her mouth and flashing much of her bosom in her signature bikini top, Catherine Scalia was processed and released from the Hempstead, New York, courthouse for time served and was not sent back to jail, according to CBS 2.
The 45-year-old spent five days behind bars last month after pleading guilty to selling sex from out of her hot dog van in Baldwin.
‘I don’t see anything illegal with it,’ she told the station. ‘You want to charge me with prostitution – I don’t care. I’m out of the playboy mansion and into the real world.
Ms Scalia was arrested after an undercover cop said she agreed to have sex with him for $50 when he visited her hot dog truck.
The East Rockaway mother-of-four denied she sold the police officer sex, insisting she was not a prostitute but a stripper and that he only got a lap dance before his colleagues arrived on the scene and arrested her.
According to CBS 2, Ms Scalia said she sold Sabrett hot dogs and other snacks from her food truck and then offered to strip for customers if they were interested.
‘Women and children , I will be selling the hot dogs like this (in my bikini) and I will be doing the stripping business but I will be checking for wires,’ she said.
‘To all the guys I’m gonna wiggle those wieners, we’re gonna have a good time.’
Ms Scalia returned to work the day after she pleaded guilty to prostitution in May but police soon shut her down and forced her to return home.
Male customers lined up to welcome her back to the neighborhood, claiming her hot dogs were tasty.
Ms Scalia handed out business cards for her private stripping business, along with wieners topped with homemade onion relish.
‘I saw her on TV last night, and I had to see what it was about,’ Michael DiSanto, 22, told the New York Post.
‘To be honest, I think I’ll stick with the hot dogs, but I have her card here just in case. It’s just funny; I say let her do her thing.’
Other Long Islanders were less charitable.
She already served time in jail once before for prostitution.
But it seemed clear the attention she has received only encouraged her behavior.
‘I feel like a celebrity. Do I look like Pamela Anderson?’ she told WPIX.
‘Who knows? I could be in the playboy mansion tomorrow. Who knows?’