London Officers Make Girl Cry After Fining Her For Lemonade Stand
London officials are apologizing after a group of enforcement officers punished a 5-year-old girl for setting up a lemonade stand last week.
The girl was the daughter of André Spicer, a professor at the City University London’s business school. In an essay for The Telegraph published Thursday, Spicer detailed the moment four council enforcement officers “stormed up to her little table.”
Spicer said his daughter had only been selling lemonade for 30 minutes when the four officers came to her stand, set up with a hand-painted sign near a music festival in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
An officer “read a lengthy legal statement ― the gist of which was that because my daughter didn’t have a trading permit, she would be fined [150 pounds],” Spicer wrote. In the U.S. that fine would amount to $194.93.
His daughter was selling lemonade for 50 pence (.65 cents in American currency) for a small cup and 1 pound ($1.30) for large. Spicer said she was devastated after the officers handed down the fine.
These 4 Baboon Bobbies have to go after some hardened criminals instead of harassing some 5- year-old little girl for selling lemonade. I am sure there is enough crime in the UK that can keep these bad assed Bobbies busy.
Most probably they wanted to shake down the little tike for a free glass; when she refused, they wanted to arrest her.
Can be someone must have pissed in their ice tea when they were a kid.
What a threat to the public this little one was. I am surprised they didn’t call for back-up.
Possibly the British police are not equipped with radio communication yet. In the UK they do not like to rush into anything.
Up until recent times, many of the Bobbies were not permitted to carry firearms for some foolish reason. Hence this:
The four Bobbies have to find themselves a new Hobby.