Criminal genius of the week:
A Terre Haute man accused of snatching $17 out of the hands of a young lemonade stand operator on Monday faced a judge Tuesday on allegations of felony robbery.
Steve Tryon, 18, told police his friends put him up to taking the money from the 11-year-old girl, whose stand was at Deming and Center streets. The 11-year-old and a 12-year-old girl were selling lemonade there.
The moron ran down Center Street and into an apartment. The 12-year-old simply followed him and called police. Tryon told police his friends pressured him into stealing the money. “I'm the kind of guy, if somebody tells me to do something, I do it.” That attitude will make him a lot of friends in the slammer, won't it?
Kids still have lemonade stands?