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'Meanest mother' sells son's truck after he drives drunk

When a Wyoming women’s son was pulled over for drunk driving, she promptly put the teen's truck up for sale in best classified ad ever.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Jan 16, 2013 8:52PM

What would you do if your teen got pulled over for drunk driving? I’m guessing most moms would get mad. Like, grounded indefinitely really mad. Instead, a mother in Wyoming decided to take a completely different tack in disciplining her teen and curbing his dangerous behavior – she got creative.

She put a classified ad in her town's local paper that read:

VERY mad mother selling 16 yr. old son's 1993 Ford Ranger. Drove 3 mos. before son forgot to use his brain and got caught driving drunk. $3500 OBO. Call meanest mother in Wyoming.

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The "world's meanest mother" is getting a lot of support. A radio station posted her ad on its Facebook page and it's received over 61,000 likes, and comments keep pouring in showering the mom with praise, reports The Stir on CafeMom.com.

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I asked some moms what they thought of this woman’s drastic measures.

Here's what they had to say:

“I wouldn't sell the truck. I would take it to the junk yard and pay to have it flattened by one of those machines right in front of him,” says Raquel Segura, mother of two, including a 16-year old son in Pembroke Pines, Fla. “Kudos to this woman for showing her kid that what he did was wrong and that she wouldn't tolerate it!”

“I commend this woman for having the guts to be a parent. Too many folks want to be their kids BFF (best friend forever) and it causes more harm than good,” says Kathy Cammack Akers of Bellingham, Wa.

Do you agree with what the Wyoming mother did?

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673Comments
Jan 17, 2013 4:38PM
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This lady is the perfect example of parental responsibility. Kudos.
Jan 17, 2013 4:38PM
Jan 17, 2013 4:38PM
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this would be  a great law any kid driving under influence loses liscense till they turn 21 even if they in car with the driver ....thats a tough law i wouldnt get into a car if anyone was drunk specially if it cost me my liscense till i was 21

Jan 17, 2013 4:37PM
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Have you noticed how bad MSN 'news' articles have become?  Poor spelling, misleading headlines, recycled stories, and totally biased reporting.  It's has become one of the worst internet sites for information.  I've switched over to Google for my home page.  Occassionally I come back here just to reinforce to myself how much MSN sucks.
Jan 17, 2013 4:36PM
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Why is she considered mean? She'e being a parent, not a friend. Her job is to help her child make good choices and teach him that their are consequences to his actions.
Jan 17, 2013 4:36PM
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BS. She can't get 3500 from a 93 Ranger and she knows it.
Jan 17, 2013 4:36PM
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he could have killed someone and once that happens he cant change that. what the mother did was indeed good. kids don't listen and if he had the truck and she let him drive again he would only problem go back and do it again behind her back.
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