August 21, 2008
New York City, NY (The Weekly Vice) -- Having solved all New York City crimes, New York authorities go to work cracking down on the most heinous criminal acts plaguing New York taxpayers. Like shutting down a child's lemonade stand.
Children and lemonade stands have gone hand in hand for decades, but that didn't stop one New York cop from putting a 9 and 10 year old who tried to operate one, out of business.
Siblings Wallic and Arthur Perry set up a lemonade stand in Battery Park, New York on Monday, however their new business venture took a unfortunate turn. When the children were unable to show a Battery Park Patrol officer a permit, the officer promptly shut down the lemonade stand and ran the children off.
With a willingness to comply with the officer's demands, the youths promptly applied for the vending permit, however officials denied their request.
After repeated requests for an explanation, the Battery Park Authority finally apologized to the children and granted the permit. The Authority also admitted that the officer had "overreacted" in his dealings with the two youths.
Now with permit in hand, the two children have reopened their lemonade stand, although it's doubtful they'll be seeing the officer as a customer anytime soon.
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