In Berkeley, California, Officer Sean Aranas wrote a man a ticket for selling hot dogs without a permit. Pretty normal police business on a slow day, right? Well Aranas took things a step further when he proceeded to take the man's wallet and take all the cash out of it.
Apparently it is a pretty common occurrence, and the weirdest part is it's actually legal! Its called "civil forfeiture" and allows police to permanently seize assets from suspects as part of an "investigation."
Of course, this power is being abused in some areas, causing civilians to be a little steamed over it!