Brooklyn Park police officers came to the aid of a 9-year-old from Minnesota after junior high school kids on bicycles robbed his lemonade stand.
Gracen had setup a stand and made a sign that read “Lemonade on the right. Mostly in the morning!” Two junior high students rode by Thursday and swiped $20 out of his cash cup, according to KTIS. Gracen’s father, Mark, received a call from him asking if he should call the police, and his father told him to leave it be. He then prayed a verse from the Bible for his son. (RELATED: Police Officer Play Santa Clause To Family In Need)
“Two junior high kids on bikes drove by his stand and stole $20 out of his cup. Gracen called me up and asked me if he should call the police, and I said that he probably shouldn’t bother them. But I did pray for him over the phone using the verse from Proverbs 6:31 that says whatever the thief steals he has to pay back sevenfold,” Gracen’s father told KTIS.
“Later I called him back and told him to go ahead and call the police that if they weren’t busy maybe they would help him out. When I got home, there were two Brooklyn Park police cars on the street in front of his lemonade stand, and the nice lady officer told him she was going to replace his $20 and she said, ‘but I want Dad to hold on to it,’ so she gave it to me to hold for him.”
A third police officer later arrived on the scene and purchased four cups of lemonade for $5. Gracen had made $50 by the end of the day, KTIS reported.
The following day, one of the officers stopped by the stand again and bought another lemonade, according to Fox News.
“My wife and I were really blessed. In fact, the next day another officer stopped by for lemonade, and she was out there with tears in her eyes thanking him,” Gracen’s father told KTIS. “She couldn’t believe that people would do this for a child. I had tears in my eyes too, that it was so precious that something so little could mean so much.”
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