NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two sisters with an entrepreneurial spirit stated Sunday that they won’t let an assault by a gaggle of youngsters put them out of enterprise.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, the women have been promoting selfmade treats at a Crown Heights, Brooklyn subway station once they have been mugged.
It was 15-yr-previous T’yona Cruickshank’s concept to enlist 10-yr-previous sister Arianah and bake cookies, package deal them completely and promote them to subway riders.
“It’s exhausting work. It’s difficult,” Arianah stated. “Nevertheless it’s actually value it.”
“Individuals love our cookies,” T’yona stated.
However the reverse of affection is what they stated they acquired from a gaggle of teenagers within the Franklin Avenue subway station Wednesday night.
“My sister and I, we have been downstairs within the Franklin Avenue station promoting our cookies. A gaggle of women got here,” T’yona stated.
“Perhaps as a result of they have been bored they usually couldn’t discover nothing else to do however trigger hassle,” Arianah stated.
The station younger strangers had the sisters surrounded on the foot of a staircase as much as the road. T’yona stated when she took pictures of them, the attackers pounced – first spraying the sisters’ faces with an unknown substance.
“She took the cookies, threw them on the ground, and knocked the tray over,” Arianah stated.
“They have been like punching me in my head and cornering me into the wall,” T’yona stated.
The women’ mom says stated is usually with them once they promote cookies, however not this time she was operating an errand at a financial institution it was there when she acquired the pressing name to return to the station.
Marvell Cruickshank stated two adults helped her youngsters — stopping the battle and calling for assist.
“I’m very grateful,” she stated.
Police shortly arrested two sixteen-yr-previous women and an underage boy on expenses of assault and theft, as a result of they allegedly stole T’yona’s digital camera.
“It’s not going to cease us from promoting cookies,” she stated.
T’yona’s elbow was nonetheless scratched and a bit bruised Sunday, however she has gone again to baking together with her sister.
“I’m going to attempt to put it behind me,” Arianah stated.