SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A Girl Scout leader in Ohio says someone took 50 plastic flamingos her troop was using to raise money.
Leader Jessica Husted provided the Springfield News-Sun surveillance footage of a man jumping out of a truck this weekend in Springfield, yanking the pink birds worth about $200 from a lawn and riding away with them. Husted said the worst part was that the man marred the girls’ efforts.
The 10- to 12-year-olds in Troop 30037 have been "flocking" homeowners’ lawns with the birds to solicit donations for a trip to Savannah, Georgia, Girls Scouts’ birthplace. Homeowners can donate money, and the girls pick up the birds and place them in another person’s yard of their choosing.