Girls Scouts Punch Jerk Who Stole Their Cookie Profits
Don't Mess With Texas … or Cookie-Sellin' Texas Girl Scouts
Like Whitney Houston sang, children are our future, and we're feeling pretty good about the world being in the hands of tough little cookies like this: Texas Girl Scouts Iravia Cotton and Rachel Johnson chased down and punched (in the face!) a creep who stole $200 of their hard-earned Girl Scout cookie money.
The girls are both fine -- better than fine, we'd say -- after Johnson grabbed the guy's getaway car and held on while he drove away.
The whole story: Cotton and Johnson and their fellow entrepreneurial Girl Scouts had set up a booth to sling the cookies outside a Walmart. A car drove up beside them, and one guy got out and appeared to be mulling a purchase.
Instead, the candidate for jerk of the year grabbed the box that contained the girls' cookie earnings, jumped back into the waiting car and drove away.
But the jerk and his pals hadn't counted on Iravia and Rachel. While Iravia went to the car's passenger window and punched the guy in the face (repeatedly), Rachel held on to the car door, getting dragged for a few feet.
Rachel soon let go, and the cookie money thieves, sadly, got away, with Rachel issuing this statement via a local news station, "I hope your face hurts from when Iravia punched you … I'm serious. I hope your face hurts. I hope it leaves a scar."
Obviously, the story could have turned out much worse for the girls, and running down bad guys isn't safe … but aren't you terribly impressed with the girls anyway?
PS -- As per Girl Scout policy, the girls are responsible for any lost money during cookie sales, and Mediaite.com reports that CNN host Soledad O'Brien promised to buy $200 worth of cookies to make up the cash. Let's all buy an extra box or two of the delicious treats, just to support sassy, hard-working girls like these.