Two teens stole about $800 in popcorn proceeds meant for a Huber Heights Cub Scouts pack raising money for camp and other expenses.
The kids were selling popcorn with their dads on Saturday outside a Kroger store at 3520 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Harrison Twp. One father said it appears the two teens planned the theft and robbery, distracting the store’s security guard before grabbing the donation tin.
But the duo were not done stealing. As this dad left with the box of money from the sales ...
“Another one ran up to me, pushed me broadside, grabbed the box from me and took off running,” he said.
The teens got away with hundreds of dollars.
“It gives them the money for them to do the trips, their events, their badging, all the stuff that goes along with the Scouts, takes that pressure off of the group,” he said of the funds raised by the kids who saw it get taken away.
This dad’s message to those teens: “Get a job. Earn it that way. Don’t take it from other kids.”
While some may find it hard to fathom that people would steal from children, the experience also highlighted the good in others.
“People in the parking lot were even offering money from out of their pockets, just to compensate for what we had lost, because they asked what happened and I said, ‘They just robbed from the Scouts.’ One woman broke to tears, she felt really horrible. She handed me a $20 and said, ‘I’m sorry it happened.’”
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