What kind of scum-sucking bottom dwellers rob a kid’s lemonade stand? And how pathetic do they have to be to use a gun to do it? Two kids — 13-year-olds Jude and Tristan — just found that out first hand when a couple of valedictorians held up their Peoria, Illinois streetside small business, getting away with all of $30.
As CNN reports . . .
“The boys were just shocked, they couldn’t process what was happening until it was over,” Nathan Peterson, Jude’s father, told CNN. “I got a call from police saying, ”Hey, your kids are OK, but they just got robbed.’ I almost blacked out, I was just so scared I was trying to get there as fast as possible.”
That’s when the Peoria PD stepped up to support the two kids.
Police officers had surrounded the lemonade stand, buying cups of lemonade and “paying maybe $20 each for it,” trying to make the kids feel safe again, he said.
The next day, a large portion of the PPD arrived for more liquid refreshment.
“A police armadillo truck (a modified armored car) followed by about 15 police cars all with their lights on paraded in front of their stand and parked on the side street. I’m getting teary eyed just talking about it,” Peterson said.
“The officers and police chief got out of their cars and talked to the boys and told them how much they supported them. They gave them a donation and took turns buying lemonade. It just made them feel so safe and encouraged.”
So much for ACAB.