Get ready for the most adorable true crime story you'll hear all day. In Texas, a troop of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a Wal-Mart were robbed by thieves who took the girls' cash box. (But weirdly enough, no cookies.) It's actually kind of a sad story — they never got the money back. But the no-nonsense way the victims went after the robbers is pretty cute.
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.
Little Iravia and Rachel were not about to give up their money without a fight. They ran to the car, where the thief and his accomplice, the driver, were trying to make a run for it. "I started hitting the boy that was in the passenger seat," Iravia recalls. "So I think he learned his lesson a little bit." Despite being hit by a girl half his size, the robber was able to escape relatively unscathed.
Instead of being freaked out by their ordeal, Iravia and Rachel are pissed. Both have no regrets about striking the bad man. Rachel, in fact, hopes Iravia's punches left a lasting impression.
I hope your face hurts from when Iravia punched you, jerk. So I hope your face hurts. I hope it leaves a scar.
Those are strong (and precious) words. The real bummer here is that the victims now owe the Girl Scouts organization the $200 that got stolen. In addition to learning that sometimes violence is the best option, these girls can take away another valuable lesson: life just isn't fair.
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