Texas Girl Scout troop 129007 ended up being a troop of crime fighters while they were outside a Katy H-E-B grocery store selling cookies. As reported by KPRC Local 2, the girls set up a table outside the supermarket and they noticed a man pushing a full shopping cart out of the store, with suspiciously loose items that were not in H-E-B bags. Mary Matthews, one of the parents manning the cookie booth said, “He had just pushed his cart back into the corner. Just kind of like he was hiding from us.”
The troop kept an eye on the man and once he got the cart to his car, they felt he was indeed stealing and reported him to H-E-B employees. Denise Villareal, H-E-B store service director, confirmed that the man was shoplifting and had an accomplice with him. Reportedly the theft amounted to $2000 in goods. Villareal told the station that items included, “Wine, high end appliances…a lot of stuff. Not only just groceries but a lot of high end merchandise.” Authorities were called and the suspects were arrested.
“He was stealing a lot of stuff, “said Girl Scout Hailey Matthews. “We caught a bad guy.” A grateful Ms. Villareal said, “We're just really thankful that somebody was here and honest enough to tell somebody that could actually do something about it.” Additionally, H-E-B employees bought up boxes of the Girl Scout cookies and a photo of the troop hangs in the grocery store as a reminder of their connection.
Video and more info: KPRC