New Ocean Front Walk LAPD Enforcement Busts Illegal Vendors

Today our new beach detail set up an undercover buy/bust operation to catch illegal vendors selling prohibited items (anything that isn’t hand made ART). Items that have a “purpose” like a flute or a belt or bath salt or inscense cannot be sold even if they are hand made. This conduct is unfair to store owners who pay high rent, utilities, sales tax and employees to sell goods – where a vendor just sets up for free. The area is for traditional ART only. Mass produced items such as “dream catchers” are also illegal. Offenders were written tickets and made to leave. 3 offenses and they get arrested and all items will be confiscated until it goes to court.

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