Honor Given to Lemonade Stand Boy Robbed by BB-Gun

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:11 AM EDT
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Honor for Lemonade Stand Boy Robbed by BB-Gun

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A college business group has honored a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose lemonade stand was robbed by a 12-year-old boy with a BB gun.

The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reports 10-year-old Anthony Sanders, of Johnstown, was trying to raise $400 to buy a PlayStation 4 videogame system when he was robbed of $30 last month. Police have charged the 12-year-old suspect, who wasn't identified since he is a minor, in juvenile court.

On Wednesday, the Enactus chapter at the St. Francis University School of business visited Anthony. The organization promotes entrepreneurial spirit as a way to improve society. They gave him gift certificates, a plaque and a book on entrepreneurism.

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Anthony says he was back in business the day after the robbery in Johnstown, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh. He wasn't intimidated by the crime, saying, “Nope, not at all.”

Sgt. Patrick Goggin says the incident happened late last month when the 12-year-old approached the stand with what appeared to be a handgun in his pocket and threatened the younger boy. Goggin says the boys “got into a wrestling match over the money box” before the older boy took $30 and ran away.

The suspect was chased home by three other kids who helped police track down him down. That's when police determined the boy had a BB-gun.

 


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