Man Buys $540 Worth of Cookies to Get Girl Scouts Out of the Cold...But That's Not the End of the Story

February 27, 2019

A South Carolina man named Detric McGowan recently bought a whopping $540 worth of Girl Scout cookies so that the kids selling them would go inside from the cold.  Kayla Dillard, who manages cookie sales for Troop 1574, said the Girl Scouts were standing outside of a Greenville store when the man bought seven boxes of cookies for $40. He returned moments later and told them, "Pack up all of your cookies. I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold." Dillard shared the story--and a photo of the man (who has not yet been identified)--on Facebook and it quickly went viral. "What an amazing soul. It was about 34 degrees outside that night and we were there for about two hours already before he came," she told CNN. "We all were shocked. The girls were very excited and thankful." Now the twist in this story is that yesterday Detric was arrested after being accused of importing heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl from Mexico, and he's facing 22 charges for drug trafficking, conspiracy to import drugs, cash smuggling, and maintaining a drug-involved premise. So now, he's in jail waiting for his hearing.