Deputies in Union County, N.C., are investigating an armed robbery of a 9-year-old boy’s lemonade stand Saturday afternoon.
“Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen,” said the boy’s father, Philip Smith, Fox News reports.
UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – Deputies in Union County are investigating an armed robbery of a 9-year-old boy’s lemonade stand. It happened Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. in Monroe.
Union County deputies responded to the quiet St. John’s Forest neighborhood for reports that a teenager walked up to a lemonade stand, stuck a gun to a 9-year-old boy’s stomach and demanded money. He got $17…
“I think people are capable of a lot of things, but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand, that takes it to a new level,” said Tony Underwood with the Union County Sheriff’s Office
According to the sheriff’s department, the boy was approached by a teenage boy wearing a camouflage hat and black T-shirt. “The suspect allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boy’s stomach, demanded money and fled the scene on foot,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement on social media. Police recovered a metal tin, camo hat and black bb gun in a wooded area near the neighborhood as well as a bicycle they believe the suspect used. So far there aren’t any leads on a suspect.
The boys parents explained to the 9 year old that sometimes in life, bad things happen to good people and that people must move forward and not be afraid. The boy and his parents re-opened the lemonade stand and are trying to teach the boy that you never give up.
It takes a special kind of scumbag to rob a 9 year old by selling lemonade and we can only hope that the policed department can find the teen who cowardly scared a boy and stole his money.
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