A mom in Denver, Colorado had a lemonade stand going in their neighborhood last week. However, after 30 minutes, the police showed up to shut it down for not having a permit.
According to the mom, Jennifer Knowles, who spoke with the The Denver Channel:
The police officers came over and they said that because my boys and I did not have permits for a lemonade stand they shut us down and we had to stop immediately,” she said. “My boys were crushed. They were devastated. And I can’t believe that happened. I remember as a child I always had lemonade stands and never had to worry about being shut down by the police officers. I mean that’s unheard of.”
“My 6-year-old he saw the police officers coming over and he ran and he hid,” she said. “My 4-year-old came over and was looking at the police officer and heard what he was saying. He started to frown and then he started to cry. And it made me want to cry because they were so upset.”
“The police officers, they couldn’t have been nicer, but someone complained about us,” she said. “It makes me sad that someone would do that.”
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The best part is that it has inspired Country Time Lemonade to create their own "legal-ade" division: "a crack team that is dedicated to helping kids sell lemonade. If a child is issued a fine for selling lemonade, Legal-Ade is offering to cover up to $300 of the cost."
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