by Conor Friedersdorf
Tampa Bay Online reports:
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Seven suburban Philadelphia children had a brush with the law for selling without a permit - selling lemonade, that is. But police say it was all a misunderstanding. A neighbor called Haverford Township police July 10 about the sales. He says the youngsters were going door-to-door and he didn't think they were being properly supervised.
A responding officer told the kids they were violating an ordinance that bans sales without a permit.
But Deputy Chief John Viola says the officer didn't know the law doesn't apply to anyone under 16 years old.