11/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Chappaqua, NY—The hopes and dreams of two 13-year-old boys were crushed, after a New York suburb politician called the cops on the boys, who were selling baked goods in a park without a permit. The boys say they were being entrepreneurs, who hoped they would make enough money to open a restaurant, reports MSNBC.

On October 9., police officers were called to the boy’s stand in the Gedney Park, after receiving a phone call from New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn. The boys, Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, were on their second day selling cupcakes, brownies and Rice Krispie Treats for $1 each, according to The Journal News in Westchester County.

Wolfensohn reportedly asked the boys if the treats were for charity, but when they boys said they weren’t, the councilman alerted police.

The boys, and two of their friends Zachary Bass and Daniel Katz, were hoping to open a restaurant with the proceeds of their baked goods stand. On their first day, they made $120.

“All vendors selling on town property have to have a license, whether it’s boys selling baked goods or a hot dog vendor,” Wolfensohn said.

Permits to sell items in the park cost $150 to $350 for two hours, in addition to a $1 million insurance certificate.

Andrew DeMarchis told The Journal News, “We were being entrepreneurs, but now I feel a little defeated.”

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