Selling lemonade is typically the first job anyone has. It was mine. My friends and I would spend most of our summers selling lemonade outside the public library. It was a great experience and most everyone was super nice to us.
But sometimes things don’t work out so well. Two 9-year-old kids opened a lemonade stand outside their apartment complex in Florida last week. After an hour or two of work, they had over $12 in cash.
Later in the day, an 18-year-old boy named Deante Small and a 16-year-old girl walked up to the lemonade stand to order a drink. After receiving their lemon beverage, they complained to the children, claiming they didn’t pour enough lemonade in their cups.
This angered one of the kids behind the stand, so he threw a cup of lemonade at the two teens. And while that decision was bold, it was also a little stupid.
One of the teens pushed the 9-year-old to the ground and the other teen stole all the cash ($13.53) from the collection cup and an iPod. According to the report, the teens spent the money at Walmart. Officers tracked them down and charged them with robbery, battery and petit theft.
You know what they say…when life gives you lemons, rob a 9-year-old and buy a bag of potato chips at Walmart.