Little boy rings my bell just now, no older then 7 or 8, tells me he's collecting money for "after school program".
He has a single photocopied sheet of paper with his "speech", and some random address/phone# in the corner which I guess is supposed to be a schools or something. Not legit in any way shape or form.
He looks like he is freezing his butt off. I tell him he should be home doing his schoolwork or playing not collecting money for anyone. I then ask who he is with and he says his brother, who is sitting on the stoop across the street. I then see 2 other kids who are even SMALLER than this one walking back to the brother, who then gets up and does his lazy-legged crip-walk down the sidewalk to the next block of houses.
IS THIS LEGAL? I really wanted to call the police. My wife says she has seen them before asking for money on the sidewalk, this is first time we've seen them come to people's houses. Anybody else run into them? What can be done?