A northern California man reportedly threatened to call the police on a 13-year-old girl’s lemonade stand because she couldn’t provide a business license. Jasmine LaRoche was approached by a dude who intimidated her by requesting to see a license to operate. When she couldn’t provide the paperwork the man pretended to ring the cops on his cell phone. Jasmine, whose stand was set up across from the main entrance of her family’s gated community, packed up her refreshments and headed home, shaken by the experience.
… Jasmine’s father wasn’t too happy about the exchange and posted an open letter to the bully on Facebook and, naturally, it went viral. With the help of her parents, Jasmine felt confident enough to reopen her lemonade stand. Even better, the publicity did gangbusters, with neighbors and even police offers stopping by for a glass of the refreshing beverage.