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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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669Comments
Jan 17, 2013 4:41PM
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 As a mother of 5, from ages 13 to 28, I applaud her for parenting.  Let's see, he's 16, which means it's HER truck, not his, and she can do whatever she wants with it.  Having a license is a privilege, not a right  (ask my 16 yr old about that!), and if the judge didn't take it away from my child, I certainly would. Also, my child would have their butt in a sling for underage drinking, let alone driving while impaired. So many things wrong with what that young man did and yet people are saying "mean mom"?  I say GREAT MOM!
Jan 17, 2013 4:41PM
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Finally a real mom that cares!! Go mom .
Jan 17, 2013 4:41PM
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Great move, Mom!  Now, take the money from the sale of the truck and, if possible, donate it to a alcohol awarrnrss group and make the son attend.  Too cool!!

Jan 17, 2013 4:39PM
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Might be hard for him now, but she did the right thing and if not now some day he will be very thankful.  Kudos to her.  Parenting is the hardest thing and requires doing what is best for the child not how it might make us feel.   Love is key and communicating that love may have some immediate sorrow.

Jan 17, 2013 4:39PM
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How refreshing to see a mom actually discipline her child! We need more parents like this in America, instead of parents who let their children's actions go without consequences. More parents like this means a better society!
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

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