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"Out of nowhere he just took the whole box of money that we had, jumped in the car. Me and my friend Rachel went after the money," said Girl Scout Iravia Cotton. (CNN/KPRC)
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX (KCTV/CNN/KPRC) -
Who would take money from Girl Scouts?
It happened Saturday outside a Walmart in Fort Bend County, TX.
That is where the Girl Scouts were selling cookies when they were robbed. But these young Scouts didn't give up the money without a fight.
Iravia Cotton is still shaken up after she and her fellow Girl Scouts did everything they could to fight back against a man who stole their money.
"Out of nowhere he just took the whole box of money that we had, jumped in the car. Me and my friend Rachel went after the money," said Girl Scout Iravia Cotton.
It happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday as they were selling Girl Scout cookies in front of the Walmart in Fort Bend County.
That is when a car pulled up, the passenger got out pretending he wanted to buy some cookies. Instead he grabbed the cashbox and jumped back into the car.
Iravia and Rachel Johnson did not let them get away without a fight.
"I started hitting the boy that was in the passenger seat. So I think he ... learned his lesson a little bit. And then they dragged my friend Rachel across the street ... driving off real fast," said Cotton.
"I hope your face hurts from when Iravia punched you. Jerk. I'm serious ... one of our girls ran up ... so I hope your face hurts. I hope it leaves a scar,"said Girl Scout Rachel Johnson.
The suspects got away in a black Camry. The front license plate was covered.
So the young women who joined Girl Scouts to learn positive life lessons, this experience has left them confused and angry.
The crooks got away with about $200. To make matters worse, the Girl Scouts will be responsible for paying back that money.
"The girls worked very hard selling those Girl Scout cookies," said troop leader Jeanne Maria Johnson.
"Who steals from a Girl Scout? I mean seriously, that's the worst thing ever," said Johnson.
who would like to help the troop out can call 713-292-0300.
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