Monday, March 5, 2012

Texas Girl Scouts Robbed and Dragged Over Cookie Money

OMG! My thoughts exactly, as I came across this article detailing the robbery of two girls scouts selling cookies in front of a Texas Walmart. I don't know what's more disturbing, the two men stealing money from hard working young girls, or the fact that one of them proceeding to drive and drag a girl with him attempting a get away.  Some people have nothing better to do with their time; stealing from a noble organization like the girl scout is ridiculous. Another one of those things that make you wonder what is this world coming too?

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 On Sunday, March 4, 2012, two girls in Sugar Land, TX, fought hard to save their Girl Scout cookie money from two bandits. One girl punched the passenger and the other was drug by the vehicle as she tried to hang on. Girls getting robbed selling cookies, what is the world coming to?
The girls were set up outside a Wal-Mart store selling cookies, as is typical in cookie season for the girl group. A car pulled up with two men inside, one man asked question about the cookies and distracted the girls while the other stole their cash box. Great plan guys, distract two girls and take the money they've worked hard for. Standing in a Wal-Mart parking lot all day selling cookies only to have your money stolen is horrible.
That's when the two girls jumped into action. Fox 4 News reported, "Rachel Johnson and Iravia Cotton, both Senior Cadet scouts, reacted without thinking of their own safety." Cotton punched the passenger while Johnson tried to hold on to the car as they got away. Johnson ended up with minor injuries from being dragged, which is a blessing as it could have been much worse.

 According to Fox 4 News, the dark-colored Toyota the men were driving had paper over the license plate and the video of the incident didn't give a clear picture of the men.
For the future, the girls have a plan of action, "The girls say they'll be more careful in the future about interacting with people, and maybe have a troop leader pick up money more often. Still, they can't believe someone would take advantage of a charity." The news report stated that one of the girls was 15 years old, but didn't give an age on the second girl. One would think that an adult troop leader would need to be present for safety reasons.
Hopefully, a good samaritan will help replace the $200 the girls lost. To the robbers, how pathetic that you resort to taking money from others, especially girls selling cookies. This story should be a warning for other Girl Scout troops; keep hold of your cash box and have adult troop leaders on site."

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