9yr Old Won’t Be Stopped By A Gun

by Monday, August 6, 2018

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.

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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.

“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 from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s pretty low, despicable in my book and I can’t believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him,” said the boy’s father.

The father tells FOX 46 Charlotte that the suspect got away with $17.

Nearly every weekend the boy has been setting up his lemonade stand along a roundabout in the neighborhood so he could buy a new lawnmower for his other weekend business.

His family is not letting this incident ruin his dream. Less than 24 hours after the robbery, Mom, Dad and the 9-year-old boy were out selling lemonade again.



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