Girl at lemonade stand says man threatened to call police for lack of a business license
Posted by Associated Press on 17th July 2017

This post was originally published on WBALTV NEWS

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Parents have written an open letter to the person who threatened to call police about their daughter’s unlicensed lemonade stand.


“Whoever the man is who threatened to call the police on my daughter for her lemonade stand, you are seriously pathetic. There is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things,” said the girl’s father. “I understand that you were upholding the ‘law’ but really dude?”

This is the story of a little girl from who set up a lemonade stand on public property.

She just wanted to sell some lemonade and cookies. Her parents told her she could be there for one hour.

But as she was setting up she was approached by a man who was all bent out of shape by what she was doing.

Richard LaRouche, who is the girl’s father, said “The man just pulled up next to her and asked for her business license and then told her ‘I’m calling the police’ and then got on the phone and began speaking as if he was talking to police.”

“She was so scared that she came home crying and sobbing and said she didn’t want to go to jail,” LaRouche continued. “When she came home crying I told her that some people are just negative and are looking to bring others down.”

LaRouche then explained to his daughter that the community supported her lemonade stand.

“She was so surprised and encouraged,” he told SF Gate.”We set up a second lemonade stand on our property (on Friday) and she was busy the whole three hours.”

According to LaRouche, she ran out of cookies and had just enough lemonade for the last two police officers.

SF Gate reports that, so far, the man has not approached the stand since the first incident.