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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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Jan 17, 2013 5:33PM
That mom has become my BFF mom because she just possibly has saved my life and/or the lives of my family and friends. Can you just imagine, if this kid would have been allowed to continue to drive, what he could have caused in the future if she would not have done what she did. Thank You BFF Mom.
Jan 17, 2013 5:31PM
This woman is a true parent and a great citizen.  She put her son in a position where he can no longer drive drunk and harm himself BUT she may also have saved another person or family from being harmed or killed by a drunk driver.  When are the laws going to get tough with this deadly activity!!  Slaps on the wrists or fines that many wealthy see as parking tickets.  It is like those families who know Mom or Dad should no longer be driving but do not want to take their independence away.  People who are impaired from safely driving should not be on the road. Without any REAL punishment or accountability they will continue.  Kudos to this Mom.  May others follow her lead.
Jan 17, 2013 5:31PM
Meanest mother around?

Don't sell your self short.

Your the most marvelous mother around.

Jan 17, 2013 5:31PM

I bet this kid wishes the police would have done anything else to him but let his mother know about the drinking and driving.  It's sad though when other parents actually host drinking parties for their children because it is a fad.


I am sure that the police and rescue people wish more parents reacted like this mother.  This 16 year old is probably upset right now, but 10 years from today he will be grateful that he had a parent that cared about his life and the direction that he was taking.


Parents need to be parents and stop worrying about what other people think about you for having certain standards and rules.  This young man can always buy another truck.  I am sure this mother felt it was much easier to do this than face buying a coffin and living with regrets.  She deserves the Mother of the Year Award. 

Jan 17, 2013 5:30PM

Not only does this mom care about the safety of her son and those on the road with him, but she also cares about his future.  Good job mom!

Jan 17, 2013 5:30PM
Jan 17, 2013 5:30PM
Mean Mom???? No, responsible wonderful clever and fantastic mom!!!! Good for her!
Jan 17, 2013 5:30PM
Chances are the truck wasn't in her son's name to begin with so it really wouldn't have been his.  It's hers to sell as she pleases.
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