In a story which surely proves that mankind is pretty much just running out the clock at this point, a high school cheerleader in Marietta, Georgia, has been arrested for stealing a cash box right from the lap of a 9-year-old girl in a wheelchair. Yep. So, we’re closing society for a while until we get this fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Meet Chelsea Steele of Sprayberry High, who on Friday walked up to a group of young girls who were selling Fourth of July t-shirts and hats at a neighborhood pool. Proceeds were to go to the father of two of the girls, who was trying to save his embroidery business. Steele began talking to the dad, then turned and snatched the cash box.
She then took off in a car with three friends, somehow neglecting set fire to the crime scene, and push the wheelchair into the pool. The take? $147. Steele, who had been in jail since Saturday, posted a $5,000 bond and was released on Wednesday.
(Joe) Green (the embroidery shop owner) tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish he couldn’t believe it when 17-year-old Chelsea Steele spoke to him face to face and then turned around and stole the box off the lap of the 9-year-old girl who was in a wheelchair.
“To think she could get away with it and with all the parents sitting there, it just blows my mind away,” he says.
Green says he chased after Steele on foot who drove off with three other teen girls. He lost them, but police arrested Steele later that night.
Besides felony robbery charges, Steele is also facing misdemeanor charges of underage drinking.
Of course she is. Sprayberry High, by the way, is the former school of Texas Ranger Kris Benson. And the school’s football stadium was used to film “Remember the Titans”.
So, yay - at last an excuse to run an Anna Benson photo:
Er, make that two photos:
OK - three: