Thursday, November 01, 2007

It's Stalled

Kicking Up Such A Fuzz

Police in Britain have closed down three children's Halloween pumpkin stall - because they did not have a traders' licence. Justin Sanford, 35, helped his sons Robin, seven, Jack, four, and Benjamin, three, set up their stand on a rural road near their home in South Wiltshire. They wanted to raise money to buy costumes to go trick or treating, but they were shocked when two Police Community Support Officers pulled over and threatened them with a fine if they didn't shut up shop.

FOOTNOTE: Pumpkin soup.

9 comments:

KaiBlueCreations said...

How can some people be sooooooooo mean.. ?
don't they have anything better to do then harass a few innocent folks?

scheeche... PEace, Kai xx

katherine. said...

makes me wish I could buy pumkins from them!

Nessa said...

Let's see: what's the Halloween equivalent to the Grinch? How about sinkin' Headless Horsemen?

Catmoves said...

Zero Tolerance is one the worst things humankind has ever invented. Here in the States, a six year old was sent home from school when he drew stick figures of one kid using a water pistol on another. The principal decided it was a pic of a real gun.

Skanky Jane said...

There ought to be more of this sort of policing - in order to prevent Americanisms from going global! SJ xx

Merisi said...

Children seem to become more and more the enemy all over Europe. Soon they'll farm childhood out to some remote areas.

Colleen said...

THat's just mean!!

karoline said...

so much for the local lemonade stand as well..one would think they had more important fish to fry..

boo to them..

k

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Reminds me of Carols recent posts. In my town, you can't have a garage sale without a permit. The bastards gouge you for money and paperwork at every turn.