If you wanted to get your fix of Thin Mints or Do-si-dos from a certain Fort Lauderdale Winn-Dixie, you'll have to go elsewhere — and you can blame a cellphone thief who picked on a Girl Scout.
"It's really unfortunate that any Girl Scout or anyone is subjected to theft when they're trying to do something great, like reach their goals and be a part of the American tradition," said Lisa Johnson, spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.
Daley Eisenmann, 10, a member of Troop 10711 in Plantation, was selling cookies around 8 p.m. Sunday with another Scout and their mothers at 3260 Davie Blvd. when her $650 Samsung Galaxy caught the attention of passers-by.
"Two males came back and I got a bad feeling about it," said Kim Eisenmann-Byerly, Daley's mom. "The phone was on the table and we were standing right there. It happened so fast it was unbelievable."
Daley had promised Santa that she would never lose the phone she received at Christmas, her mother said.
"It was heart-breaking," said Eisenmann-Byerly. "How do you do this to a child?"
Fort Lauderdale police said Monday suspects were still at large.
"At the end of the day, what's important is that we're safe and everyone is OK," Eisenmann-Byerly said.
Daley, a fourth-grader at Plantation Park Elementary School, is hoping to sell 1,000 boxes of cookies to earn a trip to a camp where she'd learn about the environment. Her mother said Daley has sold about 690 boxes so far.
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida cancelled booths at that Winn-Dixie location for the rest of this cookie season, which ends Feb. 16.
But Daley and Troop 10711 are not deterred. They'll set sell cookies from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Publix, 6525 Nova Drive, Davie and on Sunday inside Broward Mall, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, her mother said.
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