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8-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Shut Down By Police


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Trump isn’t the only one being targeted by law enforcement officers…

Asa Baker an 8-year-old from Alliance, Ohio was saddened after her lemonade stand was shut down by police officers.

Asa set up her stand outside of the Alliance’s Rib and Food Festival in downtown Alliance but soon after she set up her stand police officers asked if she had a permit.

Baker didn’t have a permit and had to pack up and leave.

The police however did give her $20 to get a permit but it’s unclear if the permit office was open at the time.

Fox 8 News added more to the story:

Eight-year-old Asa Baker has spent the hot summer days running a lemonade stand, mostly from in front of her family’s home just outside of the Alliance city limits.

“It’s fun and you get lots of people,” said Asa, saying where she lives a lot of truckers stop to buy some lemonade or treats from her stand, many times leaving more than the $1 a glass she charges.

“Especially on a country road, I get a lot of people,” she said.

During the city of Alliance’s Rib and Food Festival this past weekend, Asa asked her father if she could set up her stand outside of the downtown business where he works, in an alley about half a block from the festival.

With the permission of the business owner, Asa set up her stand.

Later, she says she saw a police officer coming toward her thinking he was going to buy some lemonade. Instead, he asked her to shut it down.

“Well, they were really sad that they had to shut me down but they gave me $20 to try and pay for it,” said Asa, who said that the $20 was intended to be used to buy a permit which she didn’t have.

The AW Journal got the scoop too:

An 8-year-old girl selling lemonade near an Ohio food festival had her operation shut down by local police after they received a complaint.

Asa Baker was selling lemonade in an alley outside the business where her father works near the Alliance, Ohio Rib and Food Festival last weekend when she says a local police officer asked her to shut down the stand, WJW-TV reported.

“Well, they were really sad that they had to shut me down but they gave me $20 to try and pay for it,” Baker said, explaining that the officer gave her $20 for her to use to purchase the needed permit.

Alliance Police Lieutenant Don Wensel told WJW–TV that police received a complaint from festival organizers who seemed to be conflicted about voicing their concerns but ultimately, officers are required to enforce local ordinances.

“I could definitely tell he did not want to shut her down, but, I mean, you get a call, he has to do it. He definitely did the right thing, you know, in the situation he was put in,” Katrina Moore, Asa’s mother, told the outlet.



 

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