Two teenagers are facing theft charges after they robbed two 9-year-olds of $13 and an iPod at their lemonade stand after an argument.
Deante Small of Lutz is charged with robbery by sudden snatching, a felony. A 16-year-old girl also is charged with battery and petit theft (misdemeanors). The girl is not being identified in keeping with 10News WTSP's Crime Guidelines.
About 5 pm. Wednesday, the youngsters were selling lemonade from a stand at the Livingston Apartments when the suspects ordered a lemonade, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The suspects argued with the kids over how much lemonade they got, and one of the 9-year-olds threw a cup of lemonade on the girl suspect.
The girl then pushed one 9-year-old down, grabbed an iPod and Small snatched a cup out of money from the other kid. The cup had $13.53.
Both suspects fled the scene.
The suspects said they spent the money at Walmart. The iPod has not been recovered.