Skip to comments.Children's Lemonade Stand Robbed (raising money for sick toddler)
Posted on 04/12/2011 8:25:27 AM PDT by DCBryan1
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Thirteen-year-old Chelsea Edwards says last weekend was the first time she ever tried her hand at a money-making venture.
The seventh-grader at Feagin Mill Middle School says it wasn't too long though before a couple showed up and soured her first business experience.
"The man bent down and seen the money jar, and he grabbed it," Edwards says, recalling what happened Saturday.
Edwards says a man and woman had approached the stand she was running with her two friends. She says they started asking questions about the price of lemonade.
That's when Edwards says the man reached down and snatched the jar of money she held between her legs.
"He flew in the car, and the girl was running after the car," Edwards says.
Houston County investigators say the couple is 20-year-old Gage Allen Turner and 21-year-old Amber Umbarger, both of Warner Robins.
Lt. John Holland says Turner got away in a white car that could be a 2010 Hyundai Accent.
He says Umbarger was left behind, and deputies quickly arrested her on the scene.
Edwards says the pair made off with $130, but what's worse, she says the money wasn't for her.
"I was going to raise money from Logan Varnadoe, my cousin," she says.
Logan is 2-years-old, developmentally disabled, and has a rare intestinal disorder.
His mother, April Varnadoe, says her son will be sent to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital this week for treatment.
She had been raising money to go with him, and her niece Chelsea was helping.
"My husband is having to take off work. We're going up there together with Logan, facing something very serious," Varnadoe says.
Since the robbery, Edwards says neighbors have pitched in to fill a new money jar, but says the experience has left a bitter taste.
"Why would he go up and rob three girls?" Edwards says.
Varnadoe has been collecting donations for the family's trip to Cincinnati through this site.
Anyone with information on the robbery can contact, Cpl. Slate Simons at (478) 542-2080 or (478) 542-2085.
Gage Allen Turner, 20, left, and girlfriend Amber Umbarger, 21
Video at link! WARNING! Take a deep breath before watching video.
You can donate funds to Logan's fund easily like I just did and help the little girls accomplish their goals to send their sick cousin to a specialists out of state for treatment. Best $25 bucks I've spent in a while.....Next...FR! :
I’m guessing drugs are involved, the guy’s trying to feed a habit. Just a guess, though.
That’s very uncharacteristic for the Warner Robins area. My wife and I go down there twice a year (well, Perry, 10 miles south) and the people in that part of Middle Georgia are almost invariably the nicest, kindest, most polite I’ve ever met anywhere. I guess this just goes to prove there’s scumbags everywhere.
Betcha dollars to donuts that they are drug users, probably meth.
90 percent of the time robberies and theft involve drug addicts.
Based on this and the photographic evidence, I declare her "not guilty."
I sent your link to Drudge. Hopefully he’ll post it to get national attention.
” “The man bent down and seen the money jar, and he grabbed it,” “
I dunno about “not guilty”...that’s the oldest-looking 21-year-old I’ve seen in a while. Whoever guessed meth above is probably on target.
Maybe she’s guilty of a misdemeanor. We’d need more evidence.
For a minute I thought we were going to hear of how liberal progressive democrats were taking the money and having the kids arrested. But it was OTHER criminals that were to blame.
I'd hit it......with a M1 Garand buttstroke if she had anything to do with the robbery of these little girls:
There is a young a$$ seriously in need of a whuppin’.
The perp is just a democrat redistribution the wealth from a person that is earning money to those that don’t.
The difference between him and the Obama democrats is, nothing.
Real class act there. Not only did he rob a couple kids, but he left his girlfriend behind to get arrested!
Dillinger he ain’t. Couldn’t even pull off a lemonade stand heist without getting his moll pinched.
The difference is the moocher class use a middle man called
a Congresscritter. (so it’s legal plunder)
If Freepers choose not to donate to Logan's Fund, then please cut and paste Logan's Fund source (http://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/314) to both Drudge email email@example.com and "SEND NEWS TIPS TO DRUDGE [ANONYMITY GUARANTEED]" on the right hand column, half way down the page.
You can also email Rush Limbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rush is famous for fundraisers like this. Remember when the cougar killed a mother of 2, and the damn Peta nuts raised more money for the cubs, than for the family of the deceased? Rush was so pissed off about it, he raised over a million dollars for the widowed husband and his young children. Rush in 10 minutes on the air had their house paid off, kids in private schools, and college paid for.
Thanks for your effort Freepers!
What a couple of low life jerks. They should be horse whipped and then made to work for free until they pay back 3x’s what they stole.
If she had been smart she would have hollered for her Grammar.
Every big time criminal start with robbing lemonade stands.
It’s an American tradition.
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