posted by Blake Ansley in Just For Fun

Like stealing cookies from a Girl Scout

March 5, 2012

Things seem to have changed since my Girl Scout days.

Yesterday in Houston a group of well-meaning Girl Scouts set up outside a local Wal-Mart to sell their cookies. A man approached them and asked how much the cookies cost, and then quickly grabbed the cash box and bolted into a car with his get-away driver.

So naturally, the Girl Scout latched onto the moving vehicle.  According to, the car dragged the girl scout for a moment as the her fellow scouts sprung into action.

"I started hitting the boy that was in the passenger seat, so I think he learned his lesson a little bit." said Iravia Cotton, Girl Scout.

Unfortunately, the two men got away with $200 of the girls hard earned money. 

I think 9-year-old Rachel Johnson says it best: "Who steals from a Girl Scout? I Mean, seriously, it's like the worst thing ever. I hope our face hurts from when Iravia punched you -- JERKS."

I can't help but think that it's kind of great that young girls are learning to defend themselves. I have to say, when I was a girl scout the only safety tips we were given during the cookie program were "don't sell alone" and "don't sell to strangers." (not that anyone honored the latter.) That being said, it sounds like the situation could have escalated quickly and put the girls in serious danger.  I can't help but wonder what their supervisors were doing at the time. 

Check out for the full story.

Do you think the girls reacted appropriately?

Would anyone else have gone for the Samoas before the cash box?

Would you have jumped in and helped? 


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