Police in a small town around 120 miles southeast of Dallas decided to show the world that not all cops are evil. There are still good cops out there, you know? Cops who will look the other way when two little girls set up an “illegal” lemonade stand to raise a little bit of cash for a Father’s Day present.
Oh, wait…no. We’re sorry. That’s actually not what happened. Police in Overton apparently don’t give a f—k about crushing dreams.
Andria and Zoey Green decided to open up a lemonade stand, in hopes of making $105 so they could take their father to Splash Kingdom. Their mother, Sandi Evans, was proud that her girls actually wanted to work for the money, “The girls are always into making their own money.” She told reporters.
7-year-old Zoey explained her solid business plan to KLTV…
“We had kettle corn and lemonade. The lemonade was for 50 cents and the kettle corn was a dollar, but if you got both it was a dollar.”
Sounds like a good deal. In just one hour, the girls made more than $25, which is pretty impressive considering the entire town could probably fit inside a Toyota Corolla. But of course, all good things must come to an end.
A code enforcement officer and the Police Chief decided this lemonade stand was just too dangerous. They told the girls that they needed a permit to continue selling. Police Chief Clyde Carter told reporters the following…
“It is a lemonade stand but they also have a permit that they are required to get. We have to follow by the state health guidelines. They have to have a permit if they’re going to do the lemonade stands.”
We’re sure the quote cut off before Carter was able to add, “Honestly…I’m just happy I finally have something to do!”
Thankfully, the Green sisters refuse to quit. They plan to open up their lemonade stand this Saturday, but this time they will only be accepting donations.