Thieves target Detroit business run by kids for third time in 6 years


DETROIT – A group of boys from Detroit, some as young as 10 years old, banded together six years ago to form what would become Quarter Quts LLC.

Vaughn Arrington, who runs a marketing company, stepped in to buy them a commercial property on East Seven Mile Road to store all their equipment. Over the last six years, it has been broken into three times.

This time, thieves took off with 20 lawnmowers, 10 weed whackers, assorted lawn and snow equipment as well as the water heater and furnace.

“I think the worst pain of it all was to tell the kids their stuff was gone,” Arrington said.

When they were first robbed five years ago, then-12-year-old Adonnis Brooks, a founding member, casually referred to Quarter Quts as his building and his company with pride.

Adonnis is 17 years old now and someone who the younger boys look up to.


“I just tell them to keep their heads up, don’t stop,” he said.

His good friend Davontae Chandler — a year older –…

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