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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.

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669Comments
Jan 17, 2013 5:30PM
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"Bender" is in relation to me living in Bend, not that I was on a drinking "bender."

 

Jan 17, 2013 5:29PM
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Good Mom!!!

Now if we can only find about 10-20 million more....

Jan 17, 2013 5:29PM
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KUDDOS to this Momma! It's about time some kids today learn discipline! 
Jan 17, 2013 5:29PM
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YOU GO MOM!  I'm sure you would rather him think you're the meanest mother in the world, than bury him for driving drunk.  Good job!
Jan 17, 2013 5:28PM
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Didn't have a problem w/ my sons driving drunk, but I did find that for minor infractions of family policy, when their truck keys were in my pocket, I had their complete attention. All Their friends knew they were in trouble when they were walking or begging a ride, and that hurt more than the actual loss of the vehicle. Return of keys depended on getting back in Dad's good graces.....
Jan 17, 2013 5:28PM
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Perhaps I'm not up to snuff on the latest Wyoming teen drinking laws, but I believe this automatically causes him to lose his license until he is 21? If so her actions are more practical than disciplinary.
Jan 17, 2013 5:28PM
Jan 17, 2013 5:26PM
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A better mom would have known where her son was and what he was doing.
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