Selling cupcakes in a park--public property, don't you know--two 13-year-old boys who had made $120 get shut down by the cops--no permit, don't you know--based on a complaint from a city councilman in New Castle, New York. When Councilman Michael Wolfensohn found out the sale wasn't for charity--the kids instead hoped to earn enough to one day open a restaurant--he called in the officers.
The reaction of one young politically unconnected entrepreneur, as quoted via MSNBC:
"We were being entrepreneurs," he said, "but now I feel a little defeated."
Welcome to America!
[Hat tip: Derrick Miller]