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9-Year-Old Robbed At Gunpoint While Running Lemonade Stand

The gunman walked away with $17.

August 06, 2018 - 12:42 pm

This time, it wasn't the government or a busybody neighbor who tried to shut down a child's lemonade stand. Instead, it was an armed robber.

Deputies in Union County, NC are looking for the man who shoved a gun in a 9-year-old boy's stomach Saturday afternoon.

Philip Smith, the boy's shocked father, said, "never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen."

He points out that the gunman walked away with $17.

Union County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Tony Underwood says, "I think people are capable of a lot of things, but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand - that takes it to a new level."