San Francisco Police Shut Down Child’s Lemonade Stand at Bay to Breakers

No selling allowed, not even of delicious non-alcoholic drinks

Derecho Lemonade Stand

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. 

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