Denver Police Shut Down Children’s Lemonade Stand
Brothers in Colorado set up a lemonade stand over the weekend to raise money for a child in a less fortunate country, but the police in Denver shut them down.
“The boys went online and they decided they wanted to help a child in another country less fortunate, and we found a place in Colorado Springs called Charity International, and they picked a five-year-old boy in Indonesia,” Jennifer Knowles told CBS Denver.
Then somebody complained about the stand. Police told them they needed a permit to operate like any vendors outside of Coors Field would need.
The boys' mother thinks the lemonade vendor with the Denver Arts Festival felt threatened by the competition and ratted them out. “In hindsight we would have never set up where we did, when we did, and we would have just done it another time. Lesson learned,” she said.