No permit, no sale -- but a trip to jail is free.
Four people in Petaluma were arrested for selling without permits, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, after 30 people called police to complain about aggressive sales tactics -- and some suspicious behavior.
The three men and one woman arrested, none of whom were identified, were alternately selling magazine subscriptions and asking for money for charity, the newspaper reported.
They were from Oakland, San Jose, and Midland, Texas, the newspaper reported.
It was "unclear" to police on Thursday if they were associated with any legitimate company.
They were busted for lacking proper city permits, which involve a police background check. They were arrested and released with citations, the newspaper reported.