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Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:03 AM
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I guess I have two reasons. The couple of inches of snow today is wonderful but the more important reason is shown in this article I found online.

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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office will decide whether to charge two teens who admit they robbed a 9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside of a Boynton Beach supermarket.

"I thought that it was a really mean thing to do, and I was sad after," Girl Scout Gracie Smith told WPBF News 25.

Authorities said that a 17-year-old girl in a hot-pink sweatshirt approached Smith outside of a Winn-Dixie supermarket at Hypoluxo and Jog roads in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening and asked the girl what her favorite cookies were. Police told WPBF that, while Smith was telling the teen about her favorite Cinna-Spins, the teen snatched an envelope containing about $167 off of Smith's table, hopped into another teen's car and drove away.

Smith told WPBF that she turned to her mother in tears, saying, "Mommy! That girl took all my money!"

Authorities said they caught up with the 17-year-old girl Thursday and pulled her out of class at Park Vista High School, where she allegedly confessed to the crime, WPBF reported. Investigators said the girl's female accomplice, another a Park Vista student, also confessed.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said that the case has been handed over to the State Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed against the teens.

Smith's mother, Charlene Rubenstrunk, told WPBF that the girls returned to the store Thursday to taunt her daughter.

"They are within 10 feet of the same kid they just robbed last night and there is nothing anybody can do about it. I find that offensive," Rubenstrunk said.

The girls, whose names are not being released because they are minors, told WPBF that they were not remorseful for the crime, and that they did it because they "needed money."

"We went through all that effort to get it, we got all these charges and we had to give the money back. I'm kind of pissed," one of the girls told WPBF.

The other girl told WPBF that she was upset because police found them.

"I'm not sorry, I'm just pissed that I got caught," the girl said.

Money collected from the cookie sales were supposed to go toward Smith's sleep-over trip with Troop 664 to the Miami Seaquarium. Police were unable to recover the stolen money, but a father of one of the teens accused in the crime paid the money back to Smith's mother, WPBF reported.

Authorities said the teens were not charged because they did not use force to steal the money, nor did they take the money from the Girl Scout’s hands.

The State Attorney's Office will decide if the teens will be charged.

The Winn-Dixie supermarket is donating $200 to the troop, WPBF reported.
To think that the police said that they can't charge them because they didn't use force or take the money directly from her hands is ridiculous. I think the two teen agers should be sent to the camp that a sheriff in Arizona set up to really punish "youthful" offenders.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:07 AM
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Do you think their parents could shame them in public, Marc?

I would hope so???
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I don't know how many people sleep at night. It seems like there are so many moral-less people.

Yet, we seldom hear about those that go above and beyond. It makes me want to go above and beyond to be a good friend and neighbor to make a positive difference.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 08:35 AM
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"The girls, whose names are not being released because they are minors, told WPBF that they were not remorseful for the crime, and that they did it because they "needed money." "

Sure they did! On the news last night they had film of the girls and they sure got into a very nice car after telling how they "Needed The Money"
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It's not just Florida Marc. Could it be.....the lack of a firm hand,,both at home and at school,,,,,,OH don't get me started on this one. TIME OUT

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How awful to care so little for others as to not feel some remorse. Sad reflection of the parents.

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It's not just Florida Marc. Could it be.....the lack of a firm hand,,both at home and at school,,,,,,OH don't get me started on this one. TIME OUT

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Indeed....they need a USMC sort of firm hand to "get their mind right!"

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It's not just Florida Marc. Could it be.....the lack of a firm hand,,both at home and at school,,,,,,OH don't get me started on this one. TIME OUT

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I saw those girls on t.v. It just made me sick to my stomach,,,I think they actually enjoyed being in the spotlight. I don't think they have enough on the ball to even realize what they did is bad. Sad state of affairs !!! I'm in agreement send em off to boot camp.
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In my day and neighborhood, that's what having a bigger sibling was for....usually one can of a good 'ol fashioned a** whooping was enough......
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Wait a moment... the State Attorney's Office? WTF are they doing sticking their nose in there. That belongs to the County District Attorney's office. I hope that office steps up.
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