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Some Jerk Flipped Girls' Lemonade Stand And Heisted Their Earnings

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A Riverside man is accused of overturning two girls' lemonade stand, then fleeing with their earnings. Satini Tate, 18, is accused of stealing from two 13-year-old girls who were selling homemade lemonade at the corner of Mountain View Street and Terra Vista Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, the Press Enterprise reports. Police say Tate walked up to the stand on Wednesday at about 3:45 p.m. and asked the two girls for a cup of lemonade, even though he didn't have any cash on him. The two girls said they gave him a cup for free because it was a hot day and Tate seemed sweaty, and Tate left. A short time later, Tate returned to the stand. This time, he allegedly overturned the girls' stand, then grabbed the turquoise and pink box they were using to collect money and fled.

A brother of one of the girls was able to chase Tate down, but Tate would only return the empty box—not the $30 the girls said they had collected.

Later, a sheriff's deputy arrested Tate on suspicion of strong-arm robbery, and found the $30 on Tate. Authorities say they are checking to see if Tate was involved in a few other crimes reported that same day.

Anyone with information should call the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at 909-477-2800.