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Published:June 18th, 2008 12:33 EST

Steve Tryon Holds Up Lemonade Stand Run by 12-year-old Schoolgirl

By Robert Paul Reyes

When we witness a crime, or sometimes even when we are victimized, too many of us fail to call the police. We just don`t want to deal with all the red tape, and we are afraid of the bad guy seeking revenge because we reported the crime.

Here`s an excerpt from an Associated Press article that should put those folks to shame:

"Call it a lemonade standoff. A girl whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17.50 chased the suspect into a nearby home and called police, who spent nearly an hour trying to coax the man into surrendering.

The guy came up and was, like, `Give me your money,` said 12-year-old Dominique Morefield, who was running the lemonade stand with a group of friends. `I was shocked. It was just my immediate reaction to chase after him.`

Dominique dashed after the man who ran into a house, and then she called police. Officers eventually persuaded Steve Tryon, 18, to come outside after 45 minutes and arrested him on a preliminary felony charge of robbery."

Dominique should be commended for her bravery, but I don`t recommend that anyone, least of all a 12-year-old girl, chase after a criminal. With her intestinal fortitude, when she`s an adult, she will be the CEO of her own company.

Steve Tryon should go down in history as the biggest wimp of all time; did he have to guzzle some Mike`s Hard Lemonade to gather the courage to hold up a lemonade stand run by a 12-year-old schoolgirl?

When Tyron is cornered by the cops inside a house, he`s too ashamed and cowardly to come out and face the music.

I can imagine how difficult it will be for Tryon to explain why he is in the joint:

Bubba: Hey fresh meat, why are you in here?

Tryon: (Primping) Dude , I committed a felony.

Bubba: Really, what kind of felony? And tell me the truth or I`ll knock the crap out of ya`.

Tryon: (Trembling) I robbed a lemonade stand.

Bubba: Your new name is Tina, and you belong to me. Now fetch me some lemonade, punk.

Steve Tryon deserves to be humiliated.  I hope this article is picked up by all the search engines.