For shoveling snow in his grandma's driveway without first asking the state for permission, a child was harassed by police and threatened with a citation.
Normandy, MO — Residents in Normandy, Missouri are questioning a new ordinance they are calling ridiculous which requires anyone who wishes to shovel snow for money—to have a permit. To be clear, this is not just for adults running businesses, but as the following case illustrates, it's being enforced against children trying to earn some extra money.
Charles Shelton and his foster son Keyshawn Anderson learned about the police state bureaucracy the hard was last week when Anderson tried to raise some extra cash by shoveling snow.
Shelton dropped the boy off at his grandma's home in Pasadena Hills last week to shovel snow and once he started, the police quickly rolled in to check if Anderson had a permit. He did not, so he was shut down.
"I feel like there are other ordinances that are more important that should be addressed verses some young man shoveling snow," said Shelton.
According to Anderson, he was approached by police twice for shoveling his grandma's driveway without a permit.