Leaping, naked, into the Golden Gate Park bison paddock will, on most days, get you arrested. That was certainly the case during yesterday's Bay to Breakers. Official police tallies also include 24 public intoxication arrests and three public urination citations (these three folks must have done something remarkable to stand out among a 50,000-strong army of public urinators).
Not showing up on police stat-sheets disseminated to the media, however: Two adolescents' lemonade stands busted up at Fell and Cole. The 11-year-old proprietor of one of those stands, SF Weekly is told, was informed that simply giving away the fudge brownies and lemonade the police forbade her from continuing to sell would result in a $1,500 fine. Preteens selling goodies, the police reportedly lectured the lemonade stand proprietor, was unfair to establishments that bothered to get a license for their activities -- like Starbucks.
Our calls to the police have not yet been returned. This is not, however, the San Francisco Police Department's first strike against unlicensed, juvenile capitalism.
Four years ago, news of cops shutting down kiddies' Dolores Park lemonade stand itself became Internet lemonade.
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