Woman Robbed While Selling Candy In Neighborhood

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(Memphis) Lue Abram got resourceful when her Social Security check wasn't cutting it. She stocked up on sweets and started selling them to neighborhood kids.

She is known as “Big Momma” or “The Candy Lady” in her Westwood neighborhood.

She had two customers over the weekend who said they didn't have enough money for their sweets after she had already bagged them up.

“I went to take stuff out the sack. This is my money bag, he reached behind me, grabbed it and ran out the door that quick," said Abram.

They snatched her silver steel money-box and the $16 she had inside.

Memphis Police must know Big Momma too -- they sent several cars out, and within minutes caught two young men and found her money-box tossed in front of Westwood Elementary.

“It hurts, she's a nice lady, she been here a long time,” said Maurice Moore, Abram’s next door neighbor.

He is watching out for her day and night now, making sure she's safe.

Abram never thought her little sweet shop could cause trouble.

She was back on the job the very next day, just more on guard.

One of the two police arrested is 18-year-old Darius Walton, the other suspected robber is underage.


  • Ron Shaffer

    I think every neighborhood has someone like this who tries to do something nice. There always seem to be thugs who want to prey on those who try to do something nice for others. Until the legal system starts giving out appropriate sentences for these low life’s then they will continue to work on emotions, weak and elderly. They should be made to serve community service for this lady regardless of their ages. They did the crime now do the time. I’m sure yard work and maybe even painting the house could be part of their punishment.

  • Nonya Bidness

    How did she manage to get a business license in a residential neighborhood? I wonder if she is collecting taxes on her sales?

  • A'Marrian

    That’s sad the way people think now a days when a innocent person has been robbed of their innocence and have something taken from them that they work so hard for and all you can worry about is sales tax people need to start putting the shoes on the other foot and understand where other people is coming from

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