Two little Girl Scouts were standing outside of a grocery store Saturday in California. They were standing outside all day, trying their best to sell cookies to support a wonderful cause.
Zoe and her sister Gracie Fullerton managed to fill up their collection jar with almost $50. A decent chunk of change that was supposed to go to “Operation Thin Mint,” which is a program that provides support and cookies to U.S. Troops.
The two girls were proud of their work, and having one of the best days of their life. But that all changed when a young man stole the money straight from their money jar,
“He just came out and took our money. He was kind of laughing when he went back so we thought that he would turn around. But he didn’t. He kept on running.”
The man then hopped inside a black Acura with three other people inside. The mother of the girls, Erin Fullerton, tried to reach into the car’s back window, but she fell to the ground as the car drove away.
“Not only did they rob the Girl Scouts, they robbed soldiers, too.” Erin told reporters. Sadly, the thief has still not been found, but this story does have a happy ending. After word got out about the theft, people started making donations and buying several boxes of cookies.
“The employees took up a collection and other people started donating and we got more than $300.”
What a great story. The only thing that could possibly make this better is if the Fullerton’s hired that guy to steal their money.
Can you imagine? It’s a genius plan. Fake a robbery, get people to feel sorry for you and watch the money pile it up.