Brits nab a criminal: 5 year old girl selling lemonade
Friday, 21 July 2017

The British Government finally does something useful.

It nabbed a five year old girl selling lemonade. Even better, it led to a $200 fine. The UK is now a better and more importantly, a safer place.

Andre Spicer's daughter was selling cups of lemonade near her home in east London when local government workers accused her of not having a commercial license. 

The girl is five. She made the lemonade herself. She wanted 65 cents a cup. How dared she!?

Spicer, a professor at the University of London, told British media that when confronted by the accusation his daughter burst into tears and said: "I've done a bad thing."

"She was very upset and had to watch Brave a few times to calm down," he said, speaking to The Guardian. The incident took place last Saturday and she was selling the lemonade to music fans who were on their way to the nearby LoveBox Festival. 

Brave is a computer-animated drama from 2012 produced by Pixar Animation Studios that follows the adventures of a courageous daughter of a Scottish king. 

Needless to say, Spicer's daughter did not have a license to sell homemade lemonade. 

"She wanted to sell toys or food or clothes but she eventually decided on lemonade. It was a way to entertain her on a summerís day. We set up the stand and people started buying the lemonade," Spicer said. "She brought a smile to their faces."

The local government body that issued the fine said Friday it made a mistake and would cancel the penalty. "We are very sorry this has happened. We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen," the statement from the east London borough of Tower Hamlets said.


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