But his self-made job was in jeopardy after someone sent an e-mail complaint to the Minneapolis Health Department.
As it turned out, Faulkner was in fact operating as an unlicensed vendor with his lunchtime endeavor.
"They had told me somebody had complained," the young entrepreneur explained to CNBC's "On The Money " in an interview.
Faulkner unwittingly became the latest case in a stream of young kids trying to make money on the side — but running afoul of suspicious or angry adults.
In an incident that went viral, one woman who became infamous as "Permit Patty" called authorities on a young girl selling water.
The hot dog stand serves a lunch crowd weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Jerome is hands-on too.
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