Police Save The Day After Girl Scout Cookie Stand Robbery

This time of year, we’re happy to see Girl Scouts selling cookies outside of our grocery stores, but last week in Union City, California, a 12-year-old girl and her mom were robbed at gunpoint at their Girl Scout Cookie stand. Thankfully, neither of them were hurt, but they were pretty upset.

And the local police were too. They’ve since donated over $1,000 to the Girl Scout and they’ve been buying up boxes of cookies too. Lots of officers involved in the investigation are parents of scouts too, so they’ve been donating money to cover what was lost in the robbery. The Union City Police Officers Association even purchased all the cookies the girls had left.

Sergeant Steve Mendez says that when officers heard about the robbery, they started pulling out their wallets and handing money over. "We're just glad no one was hurt,” he says, “and we were able to change a negative thing into something positive for the mom and her daughter.”

Source: Sunny Skyz



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