The list of acceptable behavior in San Francisco during the outrageous running of Bay to Breakers does not include "selling lemonade."
Nor does it include "giving lemonade away" -- and on both accounts, police will take notice.
Reports of San Francisco police officers shutting down a child's lemonade stand are circling the Internet on Monday. SF Weekly brings us the tale of one 11-year-old, who was warned to shutter the lemonade stand at Fell and Cole streets or risk a $1,500 fine.
Police told the would-be entrepreneur that selling drinks and treats at a pop-up location wasn't fair to the likes of Starbucks -- that is, businesses that had bothered to pay for a license.
The kids weren't the only ones told that they weren't alright: Merchants cooking the delicious bacon-wrapped hot dogs were also told to move on or face a penalty, the Chronicle's Peter Hartlaub reported.
Panhandle rules: It's OK to drink vodka w/ your penis hanging out, but crime to sell delicious bacon-wrapped hot dog. pic.twitter.com/lbaX6aIPBb
— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) May 18, 2014