For once, the government or a busybody neighbor didn't try to shut down a child's lemonade stand...
An armed robber did instead.
Deputies in Union County, NC are now looking for the man who shoved a gun in the 9-year old boy's stomach on Saturday afternoon.
Philip Smith, the boy's father, said they "never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen," and points out the gunman only walked away with $17.
Union County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Tony Underwood says, "I think people are capable of a lot of things, but not robbing a child at a lemonade stand, that takes it to a new level."