Alert the authorities! Some kids in New York apparently think it's still okay to engage in capitalistic ventures in America!
A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday.
The Journal News in Westchester County said the boys, Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats for $1 each in a Chappaqua park.
However, New Castle [which includes Chappaqua] Councilman Michael Wolfensohn called the police after discovering the sale was not for charity, the newspaper said.
Kevin's mother, Laura Graff, said the teens were "good kids" who were scared by the police call.
"I am shocked and sad for the boys. It was such a great idea, and they worked hard at it," Laura Graff, Kevin's mother, told The Journal News. "But then some Town Board member decided to get on his high horse and wreck their dreams."
DeMarchis, Graff and two other friends, Zachary Bass and Daniel Katz, had hoped they would make enough money to open a restaurant, the paper said, adding that they made $120 on their first day.
$1 per cupcake? $120 in one day?! Obscene profiteering!!
Let this be a lesson to kids everywhere: wealth is not to be created, only redistributed.
Sheesh. What do you think this, a free country?