2 Girl Scouts acted without hesitation when a man stole a box containing money from their cookie sales outside Houston, according to a CNN article.
1 of the girls was slightly injured after she grabbed hold of the getaway car in an attempt stop it from leaving the scene of the crime, CNN affiliate KPRC reported.
First, the thief got out of a car and pretended to be interested in the cookies the girls were selling outside a grocery store. He then grabbed the cash box and ran, leaving the girls stunned outside a Wal-Mart store in Fort Bend County.
However, Girl Scout, Iravia Cotton, was not going to let the thief get off that easily as she pursued the man to his car.
"I started hitting the boy in the passenger seat," said Cotton. "So I think he learned his lesson a little bit ... and then they dragged my friend Rachel across the street."
The other Girl Scout, Rachel Johnson, told the CNN affiliate that she got a few bumps and scratches when she held onto the back bumper in an effort to stop the getaway car from taking her hard-earned cash.
"I hope your face hurts from where Iravia punched you, jerk, bam," Johnson said. "I hope your face hurts and I hope it leaves a scar. Who steals money from Girl Scouts, I mean, really?"
The box contained about $200 and the girls are financially responsible for any cookies they order, according to troop leader Jean Marie Johnson.
The suspected thieves covered their license plates during the theft. An investigation as to their whereabouts is under way.
Hopefully authorities can find the suspects and get the girls their money back, but without the license plates we may just have to wait until the thieves exhaust their $200 spoils and are forced to strike again.
Thankfully the girls were left unharmed after their acts of bravery.
I think that the Girl Scouts of America should reward them for their bravery by waiving the lost $200 and making them poster girls for the Girl Scouts.
What do you think?
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