In her pink cardigan and standing a mere 3ft6in, fouryearold Karen Lewis hardly looks a menace to society.
But that didn't stop staff at a seaside amusement arcade reducing the little girl to tears by warning her she was flouting company rules on hooded tops.
A worker explained to Karen's mother, Cheryl, that it was company policy to insist customers pulled down their hoods, in case yobs used them to conceal their identity while causing trouble.
The incident took place while Karen was playing on a 2p slot machine at Les Harker's Amusements in the North Wales resort of Rhyl, where she was on holiday with her mother and grandparents.
Miss Lewis, 36, a mature student from Shrewsbury, said: "I appreciate there is bad publicity about hoodies, but a four-year-old girl is an entirely different issue.
(Spotted at Aftermath News)