11-Year-Old Sidewalk Salesman Holds Up "Ice Cold Beer" Sign, Capitalizes on Police Attention

July 18, 2019

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On Tuesday in Brigham City, Utah, 11-year-old Seth Parker set up a cooler on the sidewalk in front of his home and held up a sign advertising "ICE COLD BEER." It wasn't long before three passersby called the police on the boy. But when the cops showed up, they noticed Seth had written "root" in very tiny letters above the "BEER"--and was, in fact, selling root beer. The officers bought some, and then shared the tale of Seth's business savvy on the department's Facebook page. Since then, Seth's mom tells CNN that sales have been brisk.