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Teen robbed boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint: cops
MONROE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina say they’re seeking…
The North Carolina 9-year-old whose lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint for less than $20 has received countless donations over the past few days — including an extra-special one from Lowe’s.
The home-improvement chain gave the boy a $1,100 riding mower on Monday after hearing that he also does yardwork on the side in his spare time, according to local reports.
In addition, young Mark — whose last name has not been released — got his own GoFundMe page, which had already racked up $217 as of Tuesday afternoon. But that’s not all.
The blossoming salesman has collected over $250 in donations from local residents in his hometown of Monroe, NC, who have stopped by to visit him after catching wind of the robbery. Cops are still on the hunt for the teenage suspect who allegedly held him up on Saturday.
In spite of what happened, Mark was reportedly back at it on Sunday and Monday — slinging cups of “organic lemonade” at a community pool, where he earned most of his donations.
“It feels great that the neighborhood came out,” the boy’s father, Phillip, told FOX 46.
“They have given him money, support. They gave him notes of encouragement, they gave him letters. It’s just great they came out in support of him.”