A Case for Corporal Punishment: Lemonade Stand Robbed at Gunpoint

Unfortunately, corporal punishment has long since been outlawed as part of any judicial punishment in the United States.

It’s literally been many decades since a court of law has meted-out a flogging, whipping, caning, or even a good old-fashioned general purpose ass-beating.

But if judicial corporal punishment was ever warranted, a suspected robber in Monroe, North Carolina certainly fits the bill.

As it turns out, the Union County Sherriff’s Office is on the lookout for a teenaged boy identified only as donning a black shirt and camouflaged ballcap.

The young lad’s purported offense? Armed robbery of a 9-year-old’s lemonade stand. As reported by Fox News;

A 9-year-old North Carolina boy manning his lemonade stand Saturday was robbed at gunpoint by a teen who made off with just $17, officials said.

The boy was at his lemonade stand at a roundabout in St. John’s Forest development about 3 p.m. Saturday when a teenager wearing a camouflage hat walked up, pointed a gun at the child’s stomach and demanded he hand over the money he’d earned, Union County police said. Philip Smith, the boy’s father, told FOX46 the cash amounted to about $17.

“Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen,” Smith told the news station. “It’s pretty low, despicable in my book, and I can’t believe someone would stoop that low to steal money from him.”