A young girl whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17.50 chased the suspect into a nearby home and called police, who spent nearly an hour trying to coax the man into surrendering.
â€œThe guy came up and was, like, â€˜Give me your money,â€™â€ said Dominique Morefield, who was running the lemonade stand with a group of friends. â€œI was shocked. It was just my immediate reaction to chase after him.â€
Dominique dashed after the man who ran into a house, and then she called police. Officers eventually persuaded Steve Tryon, 18, to come outside after 45 minutes and arrested him on a preliminary felony charge of robbery.
Tryon was jailed and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. The Vigo County prosecutorâ€™s office did not immediately know if he had an attorney.
â€œI didn’t think anyone would come up to a lemonade stand and steal, that’s really low,â€ 12-year-old Fred Erstine said.
The kids said they would continue to sell lemonade, but with an adultâ€™s supervision.