In yet another bizarre incident a 5-year old girl was caught not having a licence for her lemonade stand and was asked to pay up a fine. Naturally, the girl was frightened as she burst into tears according to what her father reported to The Telegraph.
She was slammed down with a fine of £150 with the officer quickly adding, “But don’t worry, it is only £90 if it’s paid quickly.” While the officers were just doing their job they could have handled the matter without scaring the child.
The local officials have said that the fine is going to be cancelled as reported by Global News. “We are very sorry that this has happened. We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen.” said a council statement.
However, will the officials be able to truly compensate the real loss here as the girl’s father asked her that they could get a license and put up another stall. She replied, “No. It’s too scary.”