Cops Called To Shut Down Children's Lemonade Stand, They Respond By Buying A Cup

Someone called the police to shutdown the children's lemonade stand and the police showed up and bought a cup

Newburgh, NY – Two police officers that were called Aug. 26 to shut down a lemonade stand run by children, but they instead bought drinks from them and were praised after the act was posted on Facebook.

“So the kids where I live decided to have a Lemonade stand during rush hour,” Whitney Glover posted on Facebook. “Smart idea. However some bitter person decided to call the cops on them. Instead of the officers shutting it down they decided to have a cup themselves. Thanks Town of Newburgh Police Department.”

Shanice Sgorbissa told Yahoo that her six-year-old daughter Elajah asked her if she could put up a lemonade stand along with her friends.

“Elajah got together a group of friends while I brought out a table that I had been planning to throw away and bought some mixes from Dollar Tree. It turned out way better than we thought,” Sgorbissa said according to Yahoo.“They each had jobs. Two boys stood holding up a sign, two girls were assigned to pouring lemonade, and another girl went up to the cars.”

However, one person wasn’t happy with the lemonade stand allegedly causing traffic issues and called the Newburgh Police Department.

The police arrived.

“When they first got there I was nervous. I didn’t want them to shut the kids lemonade stand,” said Sgorbissa, 25, according to Yahoo.

Police Officer Thomas O’Connell Jr. and Officer Clayton Dubois responded to the call.

Glover had her daughter Charley helping with the lemonade stand, which made $520 within a few days.

“The officer comes out and says, ‘Would you believe that someone called me about kids in the middle of the street selling lemonade? I’m not going to shut you down, I’m actually going to buy a cup,” Glover, 29, told Yahoo. “They were interacting with the kids and making them feel happy. They told them they were doing a good job and to keep it up.”

The Newburgh Police Department responded with a comment of its own on Facebook.

“We're very proud when our officers have a positive impact on the community, especially the children!!” the police posted.

Comments (35)
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flybynight
flybynight

But but but the cops are white and the kids are dare I say it.......... black

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Yay, some more good news. I paid $10 for my last cup of lemonade. 900% tip since the kids were so nice and provided service even better than Chik-Fil-A.

Told the kids, "y'all continue to work hard like this the rest of your life, and you are going to be very successful and rich."

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Good job, guys!

Justretired
Justretired

Good job and great job the deed was noticed.

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

So someone (I'm sure we all know who) called the cops on kids selling lemonade...WOW. Some people are ridicules.

Great job officers!!!! 👮‍♂️👮‍♂️

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Good job guys.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Meanwhile Mrs. GETOFFMYLAWN is gnashing her teeth lol

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

GREAT JOB Officers!!!!! Wonderful PR, soooooooo fantastic, I would have done the same thing! Piss on the naysayers, this is the age the youngsters need to know the police are not always the negative patrol!!!!! I can't say it enough, GREAT JOB!!!

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

To the person who called the police......pull the stick out of your ass and get a life.

To the officer's.......job well done. This is a great way to build trust within the community and to show these kids that the police aren't the bad guys. Kudos to you both. Keep up the good work

SheDevil
SheDevil

I LOVE THIS!

Guitarplayer
Guitarplayer

You guys deserve to be cops , good job

Storm45
Storm45

A true example of Community Policing. Outstanding. Darn those toxic males.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

any idea who the white woman was the called the cops?

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

fight cranky with love. Lol. good show gentlemen.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

A big thank you to the person who reported this shameful act by these runaway children!

Yes, I agree with you, I would much preferred that they'd been in gangs, been doing drugs, or ripping off the local mom and pop shops in the neighborhood causing all kinds of grief for law enforcement!

Whoever reported this seriously needs to get a life, buy a cup of Lemonade and smell the roses.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Dear Poster; This does not fit a race-baiting-progressive-liberal narrative. It is somehow bigotry and slavery. I am outraged and offended and triggered. Please take this down so I can virtue signal my empowerment to change the world. You are sexist and anti ladyboy. Yours smugly, E. Feminate