Ex-hot dog eating champ arrested at contest

CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. Police arrested 32-year-old /*Takeru Kobayashi*/ and led the six time champ off in handcuffs Sunday.

"Let me eat," said Kobayashi as he was being held by police.

He did not compete this year over a contract dispute, but crashed the stage after rival /*Joey Chestnut*/ chomped his way to a fourth championship at the annual /*Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest*/.

Chestnut, who is from San Jose, put away 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes to claim the coveted mustard-yellow belt and $20,000 prize.

Meanwhile, Kobayashi faces charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.

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