Ex-Lawyer Claims Confusion over Regs When Cupcake Truck Is Confiscated
Posted Aug 31, 2010 6:11 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A lawyer who gave up practice for a mobile cupcake business says her truck wouldn’t have been confiscated if she could have figured out Philadelphia’s confusing regulations.
The city seized the cupcake truck owned by former lawyer Kata Carrara last week because she drove it into University City, an area of Philadelphia where she doesn’t have a permit, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Associated Press.
It cost $200 to get the truck back. Carrara, also known as the “cupake lady,” told AP that the laws are just too confusing. She says she thought she was outside the zone where permits are needed. "I've been trying to figure out where I can go and where I can't go,” she told the wire service. The solution, she says, would be for the city to offer a permit for mobile businesses.
City officials counter that Carrara had already received a warning about the University City area.