August 13, 2019

Everyone loves a lemonade on a hot summer day, but 11-year old Seth had an even better idea. He decided to set up a stand advertising "ICE COLD BEER."

This quickly caught the attention of his neighborhood in Utah. So much so, that the Brigham City Police Department received three reports about the business operation. But when officers arrived on the scene, all they found was a savvy salesman.

The young man was in fact selling ice-cold (root) beer.

"Quite honestly, once our officers got there they found it quite ingenious," Lt. Tony Ferderber told CNN.

After all, the evidence was right in front of them: If you look closely enough you can see a tiny "root" written above "BEER" on his sign.

Seth said he was happy when the police stopped by his stand and the officers were sure to buy a bottle from him, according to Ferderber. Parker reports business has been doing well since the police department shared pictures of Seth on its Facebook page.

The root beer stand will stay open until the school year begins, and Seth and his mother are currently thinking up new ways to improve their business model. 

SOURCE: cnn.com, 7/18/19