Eight-year-old tries to buy candy with €1,680

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Eight-year-old tries to buy candy with €1,680
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An eight-year-old boy in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia tried to buy a large amount of candy at a kiosk with a bundle of cash he swiped from his parents, police reported late on Tuesday.


The boy with a sweet tooth turned up at the snack shack with a friend and asked the owner to hand over a bunch of candy. When the man asked if he had enough money, the boy forked out a wad of money totalling €1,680.

The owner became suspicious and called the police, who discovered that the boy had secretly taken the money from his parents’ desk. The large amount of cash was apparently intended to pay for home repairs, police said, calling the boy a "little man on a big shopping spree."

The stunned parents picked up their son – and their money – from the kiosk, police reported.


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