Respectful youth

While shoplifting isn't the biggest issue, there has been some theft from my store.

I own a small business in downtown Vernon.

While shoplifting isn’t the biggest issue, there has been some theft from my store.

Just last week a group of five or six young teenage girls came in, hung around for a while, then left.

I hadn’t noticed anything to be worried about and continued doing my work.

About 15 minutes later, one of the girls comes back in a huff and repeatedly apologizes to me while handing me a pair of earrings.

Apparently one of her friends had taken it without paying. Upon finding this out, this young lady took them from said friend and marched back to give them to me.

I didn’t ask her name but I am very grateful for this, and it also gave me a bit of hope for the young kids out there.

It was very brave of her to do this, so thank you very much.

Small business owner

Vernon