Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his family were operating a charity lemonade stand a week ago in East Hampton Village, NY, when they were forced to shut down the operation after police received a complaint from a neighbor.
Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, posted a photo on Instagram of her comedian husband, their son, Julian, and two other boys with their hands on top of their heads in surrender, with a police car behind them, after the August 18 charity operation was shut down.
“Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor, but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled,” wrote Ms. Seinfeld in the caption. “Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers! Thanks, Xander and Jaden, for crushing it today with Julian and Jerry.”
East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen told the East Hampton Press his department received a complaint about illegally parked vehicles at the location of the lemonade stand.
An officer reportedly advised Seinfeld and his family code did not permit lemonade stands on village property, as all forms of “peddling” are prohibited.
Jessica Seinfeld’s charity, Baby Buggy, was able to raise its target funds, according to the local paper.
The charity provides “essential clothing, gear & services to families in need nationwide,” according to the Baby Buggy website.