A Georgetown fruit vendor has apologized after being told to leave after police said he violated a no-smoking ordinance.
The store, which sells a variety of fruit, said the owner of the store was asked to comply with the city ordinance on Saturday.
But when he refused, he was asked for ID.
The owner, Robert Allen, who works for the fruit market chain Fresh & Green, said he’s grateful for the police’s help.
He said he did not violate the city code and said he only had a small amount of alcohol in his vehicle.
Allen is a member of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
He said the ordinance is meant to protect the health and safety of all residents.
A city spokeswoman said that a man in his 30s has been arrested for failing to comply, but she did not have a name or other details about the man.
Police said in a statement that the incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the store.
The officer who responded to the call said the man was cited for violating the no-smoking ordinance.
He did not specify if he was carrying a gun.