What does a glass of Lemonade go for?

Well one Ohio police deputy decided an IPAD was fair exchange.

 

A young Ohio girl was running a lemonade stand on Monday when she was confronted by a local deputy.

Deputy Zach Ropos asked the girl, Gabrielle, what she was planning to do with the money she raised. She told him that she wanted to buy an iPad she could use for schoolwork and games, and she wanted to raise the money all on her own because she knew her parents were struggling financially.

Deputy Zach Ropos presents a young girl with an iPad. (Image via Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Ropos planned to give Gabrielle an old iPad of his. But upon discovering that it no longer worked, Ropos bought her a brand-new one instead. The sheriff’s office said that just before Ropos arrived with the special gift, Gabrielle had offered the money she had already raised to her mother so that she could buy gas for their car.

“I am sure he will be embarrassed to hear this highlighted and that it was never his intention to get recognized,” Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno wrote on Facebook. “But great job Deputy Ropos on making this little girl’s day! You really make a difference. And all of the best to Gabrielle and her new I-Pad.”

(H/T: WJW-TV)

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Comments (15)

  1. timholzbaur

    Bravo Officer!

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      I stand and cheer!

      June 24, 2015
      1. timholzbaur

        Me too!

        June 24, 2015
  2. WalkinOnSunshine

    That is 2 positive blogs you have posted. Thank you! Before reading this, I was reading on my local news app that 2, 17 year old local teen girls, broke into one of the middle schools here because…get this, “we were bored”. What is this world coming to? So yes…reading this, was wonderful and endearing on the police officer’s part.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      And very commendable of the young lady as well.

      June 24, 2015
      1. WalkinOnSunshine

        Yes indeed!

        June 24, 2015
  3. Somnium

    I like the nice stories better

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      Don’t we all, but we should not ignore what may come and bite

      June 24, 2015
  4. Hugh_Pizmehoff

    In a few years that little girl will make a great “Confidential Informant” in High School . . . maybe after that, she will aspire to Witness Protection. Seems like a good investment.

    June 24, 2015
  5. Walkaboutman

    Very thoughtful of him. May he be kept safe from harm and the sun shine upon him and the wind be at his back.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      Amen

      June 24, 2015
  6. cjb321

    Absolutely wonderful!

    June 25, 2015
    1. SEC

      heart warming for sure

      June 25, 2015
  7. depressedgirl

    Aww what an awesome story. Good deputy and sweet little girl.

    June 25, 2015
    1. SEC

      indeed

      June 25, 2015