In a case that just boggles the mind police were called multiple times over a 10 year old girl selling cookies in the neighborhood:
A concerned neighbor claims 10-year-old Savannah Watters was risking the safety of children in their neighborhood with the amount of traffic her cookies brought in.
“Well we’ve had a little girl that’s been selling cookies and water for four weeks and the traffic is getting to the point that they’re using our driveway to turn around…which is fine…but they almost hit my daughter. I mean it’s just getting…it’s getting out of control,” a neighbor said in a call to police.
Savannah says her business was going really well until her neighbors called police and that she had no idea anyone had issues with it.
“I wish that we could have known first, ‘cause we didn’t know anything. And it’s just hard to believe that they didn’t come talk to my mom first,” Savannah said.
Authorities told Savannah she could continue selling as long as she moved into her driveway.
Watch the local news report:
More on this story that is a sad testament to what our neighborhoods have become:
This summer, Savannah was selling cookies like hotcakes until neighbors called the cops because they didn’t like the traffic.
One of those neighbors tells CNN off camera that she called the police because she was worried about the traffic flow on the street and she was just trying to protect the safety of the children in the neighborhood, including her own, after her daughter was almost hit by a cookie customer’s car.
“Over a period of five days, received three phone calls,” Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson said.
One of the callers wanted officers to do a welfare check to make sure there were proper supervision of the cookie entrepreneur and the other two callers were concerned about increased traffic in the neighborhood.
“Well, we’ve got a little girl been selling cookies and water for four weeks and the traffic is getting to the point that they’re using our driveway to turn around, which is fine, but they almost hit my daughter,” the neighbor said. “I mean, it’s just adding. It’s getting out of control.”
“On the third call, she was set up close enough to the 45 miles per hour speed zone street,” Olson said. “That kind of concern, the officer asked her to maybe go further back from the curb or maybe go into the driveway of her home.”
And that is what Savannah did. But she says that change of location to a less visible spot a couple of blocks away from the intersection hurt her business, and her feelings were hurt by what her neighbors did.
“I just wish we could have known first because we didn’t know anything, and it’s just hard to believe that they didn’t come talk to my mom,” Savannah said.
Twisted and despicable.
Nice way to crush a 10 year olds dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
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