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Man robs Girl Scouts of $200

March 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

HOUSTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Houston area Girl Scouts stood up to two thieves who nabbed their cash box, leaving one girl injured and her troop mates shaken up, they say.

A black Toyota Camry pulled up in front of a Fort Bend Walmart just before 2 p.m. Saturday, where members of troop No. 29152 were selling cookies, KPRC-TV, Houston, reported. A man got out of the passenger side and approached the stand, saying he was interested in buying several boxes. He then grabbed the cash box and jumped back into the car to make a getaway, but not without Iravia Cotton on his heels.

"I started hitting the boy 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 real fast," Cotton told KPRC.

Rachel Johnson followed Cotton's lead, springing into action and grabbing the car's rear bumper to stop the men from getting away, before falling and suffering a few scrapes.

Johnson had a message for the crooks that escaped with $200 dollars:

"I hope your face hurts where Iravia punched you, jerk, bam," she said. "I hope your face hurts and I hope it leaves a scar. Who steals money from Girl Scouts, I mean, really."

Johnson and her troop mates are responsible for the stolen cash, and will be expected to make up the shortfall, the report said.

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