During a visit to Gedney Park last month, Democrat Councilman Michael Wolfensohn witnessed Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats for a buck a piece. With no regard for his own safety, the daring Democrat confronted the two bake sale ruffians to find out if they were motivated by charity or greedy self-interest.
After determining the Chappaqua youths were nothing but Gordon Gekko wannabes, the New Castle Democrat deduced the selfish shysters were in fact vendors conducting a bake sale on town property without a license. To uphold the dignity of his elected office, the Town Board crusader reported the infraction to the police and filed a complaint.
The unassuming public servant’s heroics would have escaped public notice had not The Journal News filed a Freedom of Information Law request for the police report and discovered that Wolfensohn had made the complaint against the boys.
Wolfensohn admitted that he could have simply told the boys that they needed a license, but he chose instead to call the cops because “The police are trained to deal with these sorts of issues.”
Surprisingly, the media outlets reporting on the story left out Wolfensohn’s party affiliation. To give Democrats their due, additional research was necessary to determine that Wolfensohn was elected councilman in 2007 as a member of the Democrat Party.
For more on the story, see New Castle councilman calls cops on boys’ cupcake sale by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy.