The fine was hefty and the little girl reacted by saying "I have done a bad thing."
It's a time-honored tradition that's as American as apple pie, baseball and, well, selling homemade lemonade. In Britain, it led to a $200 fine.
Andre Spicer's daughter was selling cups of lemonade near her home in east London when local government workers accused her of not having a commercial license.
The girl is five. She made the lemonade herself. She wanted 65 cents a cup. (Yes, 65 cents is a lot. But this is London, one of the most expensive cities in the world.)
Spicer, a professor at the University of London, told British media that when confronted by the accusation his daughter burst into tears and said: "I've done a bad thing." USA TODAY