Skip to comments.Cookie monster! (Dopey politician calls cops to stop teen kids from selling home-made cup cakes)
Posted on 11/16/2010 5:10:33 PM PST by WebFocus
This is the police. Step away from the cupcakes!
A half-baked town-board member called the cops on a pair of pint-size entrepreneurs for selling their cookies and cupcakes in a Westchester park without a permit.
"A lot of people go to eat lunch in the park," one of the bummed-out baker boys, Andrew DeMarchis (pictured), 13, of Chappaqua, told The Post yesterday.
"So everybody bought dessert from us. When the cop first pulled up, I didn't know he was there for us. Then he walked up to us. I didn't know we needed a permit. I was more shocked than scared."
Andrew said he called his mother, Suzanne, who had helped make the duo's delicious oatmeal and chocolate-chip cookies on a stick.
"The police officer was extremely pleasant. He said he was sorry to have to do this but that he was following up on a report filed over the phone by a town-board member," Mrs. DeMarchis told The Journal News.
Andrew's pal, Kevin Graff, 13, "was so upset he was crying all the whole way home," she said. "He was worried if he was going to get arrested or have a criminal record."
New Castle board member Michael Wolfensohn -- who had sicced the cops on the boys last month -- refused to comment to The Post yesterday when reached at his home.
A town official said Wolfensohn has received harassing e-mails and phone calls since residents learned of his cupcake stance.
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Be sure you know what your local laws are. Your kids selling lemonade in the corner might be illegal.
Heck, Lucy peddling Psychiatric advise to Charlie Brown might be considered practicing without a license.
Rush Limbaugh-inspired Dan' Bake Sale might be considered illegal.
It has come to this in these United States of America.
this politician needs to go to any big city and report all the illegal carts selling food items with no business license. leave the kids alone.
If they’d have used rainbow colored icing, they’d be heroes.
What? No mention of party affiliation?
The idiot pol is a RAT.
If this happened to one of my kids, I’d go to that bureaucrat’s house and beat the hell out of him. I’d save his lard ass the trouble, and call the police on myself when finished.
Someone post his email address. I would like to send him a piece of my mind.
Great way to make kids into CONSERVATIVES!
Advice from Lucy to Charlie:
Kicking a football will help you feel better....I’ll hold!
By the way...those a some mean-looking cupcakes.
Two things: 1) Michael Wolfensohn must be a Democrat. 2) His actions have just created two young conservative, small-government advocates.
RE: If theyd have used rainbow colored icing, theyd be heroes.
Look at the pictures of the cup cakes in post #10. The icing ARE rainbow colored. Didn’t do them any good.
I know what their problem is — Chappaqua is a WHITE community. They don’t have a White Al Sharpton to fight for them.
Of course he is.
A venders permit would require a him to collect sales tax. Cant be having people avoiding taxes can we.
Charlie Rangel excepted of course.
Those are wonderful cupcakes. I’d pay a buck for one.
Shoot Id pay 3 bucks for one...
Another thing, heard something on the radio ( Mr. Church ) about the govmint coming after all of our local farmers markets... heads up...
some young conservatives in the making.
some young conservatives in the making.
Correct. Anything is illegal if a bureaucrat insists a permit must be issued. Yard sales are illegal. Craig’s list is illegal. E-BAY is illegal. Everything is illegal in a country that predicates its justice on government approval. We need to make any government regulation that attempts to control public activity illegal. The government is not society and has no authority to interfere in the business of society.
“Two things: 1) Michael Wolfensohn must be a Democrat. 2) His actions have just created two young conservative, small-government advocates.”
Don’t be so sure about that. It appears all are Jewish. They seem to be addicted to the Democrat Party.
Indeed. Another example of dimocrats screwing small business owners
Have at him.
Serves him right.
You do need to apply for a business license.
Its the law in most of the country.
RE: Its the law in most of the country.
I know it’s the law, but it begs the question — why should it be a law?
I want to hold a charity bake sale and I have to pay to apply for a business license? Why ?
RE: Someone post his email address. I would like to send him a piece of my mind.
Go get him.