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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 5:28PM
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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.
Jan 17, 2013 5:26PM
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He probably got drunk because his Mom bought him a Ford Ranger, and not a real truck. 
Jan 17, 2013 5:25PM
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When I was young my Mom made me take cabs or the bus if I was out drinking. I didn't even own a car until I was 27, sober and married. So kid...your Mom is probably saving your life. My Mom saved my life by not letting me borrow her car. I would have been dead many times over from drunk driving.
Jan 17, 2013 5:25PM
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Wish, wish, wish more mothers were like her.

 

The country would be a much better place.

Jan 17, 2013 5:25PM
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He may not know it right now but, he is fortunate to have such a Mother.
Jan 17, 2013 5:24PM
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i agree completely.. KUDOS to the mom, her son needs to learn that  his actions have consequences, my 16 year old ran away from home because she thought not getting her way (to get a cat) and went over 200 miles away with a boy. When she was found and brought back to us, we took EVERYTHING away most of her stuff ended up in garbage bags in a storage unit and she has slowly had to earn these items back. i think taking things away is one of the best forms of punishment. But she has never been more well behaved and on point since she has returned. i am glad more parents are starting to be parents instead of letting the kids run the show. if more people would learn to teach their children that their actions of severe consequences i think the world would be a better place.
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