Behan's 9-year-old daughter, Serena Inglsbee, Serena's 8-year-old twin stepsisters, Savannah and Corrine Aldrich, and Aleyce Guerra, 6, the granddaughter of Behan's fiancé, were robbed about 3:30 p.m. as they sold lemonade.
"I hope the girls learn a good lesson from this, and that's to turn the negative into a good thing," Behan said, adding that Good Samaritans have offered the girls tickets to Cedar Point, a new bike and a discount on lemonade supplies when they reopen their lemonade stand at 9 a.m. July 31.
Radio personalities Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek from WDVD-FM (96.3) plan to broadcast live from the girls' front-yard stand at 68 W. Cornell in Pontiac at Hollywood starting at 10 a.m. July 31. The girls intend to donate most of the money raised to a local charity that supports children, Behan said.
"We're sending our bouncers and we're going to help man the lemonade stand to keep it safe," Martinek said, tongue in cheek, Wednesday, adding that their so-called bouncers are actually people who will pass out promotional items to those who stop at the stand.
On Sunday, Johntae Washington, 17, and Bario Johnson, 19, both of Pontiac, bought lemonade from the girls, according to police. But as they walked away, police said, a third man with them grabbed the box and ran. Behan said she stopped Washington and Johnson as they left.
Police know the name of the man who took the money and are pursuing him, Pontiac Police Chief Valard Gross said.
Washington was charged with assault and battery after he pushed Behan when she confronted him and Johnson. He was in jail Wednesday pending a court hearing, according to police. Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana for having a marijuana cigar in his ear as he talked to police. He was released pending a hearing.