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No license? No pumpkin stall.

Hallowe’en pumpkin stall

Police have closed down three young children’s Hallowe’en pumpkin stall – because they did not have a traders’ licence. Dad Justin Sanford, 35, helped Robin, seven, Jack, four, and Benjamin, three, set up their stand on a rural road near their home in South Wiltshire.

They wanted to raise money to buy costumes to go trick or treating, reports The Sun. But they were shocked when two Police Community Support Officers pulled over and threatened them with a fine if they didn’t shut up shop.

Justin said: “When I saw the police pulling up I feared the worst and thought something awful had happened. When one of the officers turned to me and said ‘we have some bad news’ I naturally thought a loved one had been killed. But I couldn’t believe it when I was told my kids were breaking the law by selling pumpkins without a license.”


Once again ever vigilant police work in the UK narrowly averts a horrendous crime. Just imagine…kids selling pumpkins without a license. Shocking!

October 31, 2007 - Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats

1 Comment

  1. Damn kids these days – SHEESH!


    Might have been missed by the cops if they had hidden heroin inside the pumpkins. They would have been invisible like all the other drugs that get in to our country :p

    Comment by Mike | November 1, 2007

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