Man steals Girl Scouts’ cookie money, runs over DC mom

A woman in Washington, D.C., said a man stole at least $1,500 of her two daughters’ Girl Scouts cookie money and ran her over with a stolen car when she tried to stop him.

Traci Brown told police she and her three daughters were doing brisk business when two customers approached to buy the cookies, using one $100 bill and one $50 bill, WJLA reported.

According to Brown, when she retrieved a money bag from her minivan to make change, a man grabbed the money, the television station reported. As Brown wrestled with the man to get the money, she was knocked down. The thief allegedly got into a white Hyundai and ran her over as he made his getaway.

"I was like, 'Oh my God.' So I tried to grab him by his dreadlocks, and they slipped out of my hands," Brown told WJLA. "So I ran around the front of my car and tried to, unfortunately, foolishly, take the money from him."

The woman was not injured but the money is gone, the television station reported. When she reported the theft and the vehicle’s tag number to police, they told her the vehicle had been stolen several moments earlier when a driver left it running outside a convenience store.

"The kids shouldn't be seeing stuff like that, and no one should be stealing from the Girl Scouts," Brown told WJLA. "This is a charitable organization. It's not even me or my money."

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