In more not so shocking news in the liberal hell hole known as Illinois, two young boys were robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade in their neighborhood.
Jude and Tristan were selling lemonade in Peoria on Aug. 7 when they were approached by two men, one who was holding a gun, said Officer Amy Dotson of the Peoria Police Department.
The two boys are being identified by their first names only in an effort to protect their identities.
The men stole their cash box, which contained around $30, and fled on foot. The incident is still under investigation and no arrests have been made, according to police.
“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.”
But when he arrived at the scene, Peterson found something he didn’t expect.
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.
“I was relieved,” Peterson said. “They created a very protective environment for the boys. This situation could have ended so badly, but somehow they helped turn what could have been a horrible experience into something beautiful.”
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