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.
Thanks for the link, just donated too :) Bless that baby and his family.
at least it wasn’t the government this time.
also, this may be a terrible experience for the kids, but i’d bet that the national coverage brings donations in 1000 fold.
“If she had been smart she would have hollered for her Grammar.”
Unless she had a gun, there wouldn’t have been much the old lady could have done;)
I can’t wait till he goes to jail and has to explain to Buba what he did to get locked up. His butt will be sore for a month.
I wouldn’t want to be that guy in the can...
“What you in for?”
“I stole money from little girls running a lemonade stand raising money for a sick child.”
“What a couple of low life jerks. They should be horse whipped and then made to work for free until they pay back 3xs what they stole.”
I’d go for 10x’s.... nevertheless they’ll have a lot of “fun” in the joint explaining their crimes...;)
Maybe God does work in mysterious ways....
If this low life hadn’t have come along, this little girl may have raised a couple hundred bucks. But with this publicity... thousands? tens of thousands? weird huh?
Yea 10x’s would work as well. And yes, they will have fun splaining what they did while they are in prison ;)
I stole money from little girls running a lemonade stand raising money for a sick child.
The guards should make sure that nobody needs to ask this little asswipe what he's in for.
Guard: Hi Big Ed, this is Gage. He's in here because he robbed a little girl's lemonade stand of the money she was raising for her sick baby cousin. Yeah, this tough guy grabbed a little girl's money jar. Could you introduce him around to the other guys for me!
Some POS scumbags just need and deserve a beating. These 2 are perfect examples..
Which is why I believe drug use should be legal;even though it is stupid.
Let the addicts destroy themselves cheaply,they will cause less trouble for the rest of us.
Drudge has it up!!!
I’m not opposed to letting people destroy themselves, because, when it comes down to it, stupidity is the strongest force in the universe.
If that is all drug users did was destroy themselves, I couldn’t care less. However, most drug users take as many people down with them as they can on their road to destruction and that is untolerable.
Personally, I favour breaking the legs of those convicted of crimes while under the influence of drugs. Let their six month stay in the hospitable, as they heal, give them time to decide if that is really the road they want to go down.
Everyone should cut and paste this message to Matt asking him to expand on the story so more money can be donated!
Matt: Can you please expand on the story "Girls robbed of $150 at lemonade stand... "? Please add a 2nd link to the contribuitions to the little boy whom the girls were trying to help. It should look something like this:
Girls robbed of $150 at lemonade stand...
...trying to raise funds for sick toddler!!!
The source for the fundraising for the sick little boy is: http://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/314
Thanks Matt for all that you do!
They must be SEIU members collecting union dues.
The link to donate is in the story further down the page. :-)
I’m so glad he put it up. I knew he would. :-)
10 lashes for her
25 lashes for him
But that wouldn’t sparkle nicely and it might make someone cry......
The only difference between these two and Obama’s new IRS goon squad is the personal service they provide by showing up at your home to rob you...
Yep. My first thought: "Another f'ing tweeker!"
Sometimes the Muzzies get things right. That’s why I prefer them to the leftists and their druggy base.
Obama voters, no doubt.
No word on funds received...actually, i hope it is million(s) and helps make this little angel well and family able to spend time with him.
Thanks again Freepers!
Be sure to post Logan's Fund on all of your FaceBook, twitter, and social networking sites!
It’s nice to see some good come from that story.
"All things work to good to those that love and serve the Lord"
God can make even an evil action good for those that love and serve Him.
I did post this to my fb. This ended up being a blessing for this Logan and his family.
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