5 girls rob Dairy Queen after getting free ice cream and brag about it on social media (video)By Mason White 9:54 AM March 24, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) 5 girls are in trouble after robbing a Dairy Queen and posting a video on social media sites, bragging about their actions.
Police in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, said that the group of 5 teenage girls stole the tip jar from the Dairy Queen, while the store was giving away free ice cream cones on customer appreciation day.
Owner Liz Hope said that she was shocked when the girls grabbed the tip jar after getting their free ice cream. She ran after the girls as they fled.
The girls got away, but one customer managed to take down their license plate number. This information may have been sufficient to lead police to the girls. However, what the teenagers did next surprised everyone.
The five girls made a video bragging about the theft and each of them smiled to the camera, clearly showing their faces.
They then uploaded the video to Snapchat. The caption read “Robbed Dairy Queen tip jar.” The video was sent to all of their friends.
Although Snapchat is a picture messaging application that aims to delete images after they are sent. Some of those who received the video took screenshots of the girls and police were notified.
Police have impounded the getaway car, but so far, no arrests have been made.
The Dairy Queen owner said that she does not want the girls to go to jail, she just wants them to learn a lesson from this incident. She said that community service might do them some good.