Lemonade Stand Shuttered

Kids' lemonade stand shut down after competitor complains

A sausage vendor has given two Massachusetts boys a lesson in cutthroat business techniques. Police shut down the boys' lemonade stand in Salem after the sausage man complained that they didn't have a permit and were taking customers away from him.

Lieutenant Scott Englehart says police had no choice but to enforce the rules. But he says it's "ridiculous that little kids can't sell lemonade." Jarrod Clowery is the sausage man. He says he regrets ever calling police because now all he gets are icy stares from people around town who heard about the story.

Nine-year-old Dominic Serino says after he and eleven-year-old Ryan Decker were thrown off the Common, they relocated to a spot near Serino's home. But their business dropped off.