Man. Thieves are getting soft. Once upon a time, armed robberies used to go down at banks, armored trucks, and even gas station convenience stores after hours. They used to case the joints and plan their heists like the casts of Set It Off or Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.
Now they just wait until Girl Scout season and jack tweens and teens in front of the local Safeway grocery store. Robbing Girl Scouts for cookie money is the latest hustle. Who knew?
In downtown Philly on one Saturday afternoon, 9-year old Anastasia Brinkmeier got robbed for $50 according to WPVI-TV. A man just snatched her cash envelope and ran. And before you ask—yes, the assailant was Black. SMH.
Now some of these fools are armed and dangerous, though. According to the East Bay Times, a man pulled a gun on a 12-year old girl in front of a Union City, California Safeway. They didn't catch him either, but the cops have raised over $1,000 to make up for her loss.
But in other states their are some Scouts who ain't here for it. You see, they got a saying down in the Lone Star State: "Don't Mess With Texas"--and they mean that. A man riding in a Black Toyota Camry approached a troop in front of a Walmart in Katy, a Houston suburb. He grabbed their $200 cash box and jumped back into the car. As they sped away, one of the girls punched the thief in the face while another, Rachel Johnson, grabbed onto the bumper and was dragged. She suffered some scrapes and bruises.
These girls have vowed to find these guys and get their money back. "I hope your face hurts from where Iravia punched you, Jerk. Bam," said Johnson giving those thieves a piece of her mind. "I hope your face hurts and I hope it leaves a scar. Who steals money from Girl Scouts, I mean, really?"
You small-time crooks might want to think twice before you pull up on these Girl Scouts again. They still have to pay that money back when you steal it. Better hope the other troops across the country don't follow suit. You just might get yo' a** whipped.