Menace to Society: The Cookie Cartel

It’s a surprise that this incident did not happen within the city limits of Boss Agran’s MasterPlannedistan, aka Irvine.   We all know that this dangerous all female tween cartel who peddle boxes of addictive confections known on the street as Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites and Peanut Butter Patties are a threat to the families and children everywhere.   It is vital that we keep MasterPlannedistan’s reputation as  “America’s Safest City” in tact and prevent the likes of these militant brown and green sashed female hoodlums from turning our idyllic concrete paradise into a hellhole like Detroit.   

To all Irvine area Girl Scouts:  let this story be a lesson to you.  Make sure you have your proper city permits and licenses in hand.  Otherwise, a certain delusional, thin skinned Northwood resident who poses as a PR publicist, blogger and chief suck up for Boss Agran, Donald Bren, the Irvine Company and the Not So Great Park Board will rat you out to Irvine’s finest and accuse you of causing him mental anguish and coercing his kids into a life of juvenile delinquency.  

(On a serious note: Girl Scout cookie sales end on Friday, March 11th.)

VILLA RICA, GA — It sounds like a bad Saturday Night Live skit –police cracking down on a Girl Scout cookie stand.

It happened Wednesday at a strip mall on Hwy 78 in Villa Rica when a police officer asked members of Troop 7984 if they had a peddler’s permit.

Troop Leader Kathy Crook was stunned.

“We were just told that we would have to pack up our cookie booth [and] we would need to go and get a peddlers permit,” Crook said. “The customers that were there had to just be turned away.”

Crook was more disturbed at the reaction of the younger Daisies in the group.

“They were very upset that we were in real trouble and that we were all going to be taken to jail,” Crook said.

Both Villa Rica Police Chief Michael Mansour and Mayor J. Allen Collins said they have spoken with the officer who dealt with the Girl Scouts, and they believe he did nothing wrong.

“This is a veteran officer who has a good record,” said Mayor Collins. ” I think this was just a big misunderstanding.”

There is a Peddler’s Permit ordinance on the city books. City council members adopted it more than a year ago after a member commented that he almost hit a young person who was selling something dangerously close to a busy street.

“We issue the permits so that parents and kids know the rules,” said Chief Mansour. “We don’t want them standing in the street or in a dangerous location. We also want to make sure people who are fundraising are from our area and not sneaking in from other states.”

Troop 7984 now has their permit and plan to be out in the city selling again Saturday.

To smooth things over, the city is offering troop members a pizza party and a personal tour of the police department.

“I don’t want kids to ever fear police officers,” Chief Mansour said. “I hate that that happened. I hope we handle things better next time.”

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