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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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Jun 5, 2013 4:51AM
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mother you have a lot to learn if a teenager wants to do something they will bye takeing the car is nothing to him right now all he wants to do is have fun he will find another way to drive weather you like it or notkids today are smarter then you think thats why there is so much crime now what do you do if he drives a friends car or even steels one he is in more trouble at these times the kids are much smarter but always remember what you done when you were a kid thats how i raise my four chilren and i put the rules down very youngi am pround of my chldren your job is to teach children learn from the home bye the way do you drnk or your husband reguler the apple doesnt fall too far from the tree and dont let the world know about your son is your son no matter what he will catch on if you and his friends will not hand it too himif you love something you wont hurt it you hurt him its up to you to trust him the courts will take care of the matter about his drinking and drivind he will suffer then stand with him and get him threw this .
Jan 23, 2013 10:46PM
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She should get a mother of the year award.  For all of you who are whining she is so mean, then you have never had a drunk driver affect your life .I for one applaud your actions. If there were more mothers like you the country would be a better place. Thank you.
Jan 23, 2013 9:34PM
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Only if the title is in her name  thats one thing to know
Jan 23, 2013 6:33PM
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I agree with selling the truck as a punishment. I don't agree with the humiliation. That's going to come back to haunt her. Teens have long memories--at 60 I still do.l
Jan 22, 2013 2:25PM
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Better safe than sorry.

Sometimes grounding a child doesn't have any effect on their behavior; they become accustomed to going to their room or loosing a priviledge (but getting it back after a short period of time) if they misbehave.

As harsh a punishment as this may seem; it was a good way to correct his mistake. Perhaps this makes her the 'meanest mother' at the moment, but I'm sure when he grows up and has children of his own; he will thank his mother for her actions.

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Awesome mom! Kids now a days take for granted that they can even have a vehicle. Im only 26 but i learned really young that i had to earn everything i got including a vehicle or even the privileges to drive it and that was because my parents couldn't give me everything that i wanted or my sisters on a whim. They showed me that hard work, discipline, and RESPECT for people and objects get you further in life and earnings than just expecting everything to be handed down with out question.
Jan 21, 2013 10:21PM
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What the mother of Wyoming did is what or where most adult parents failed to discipline their sometimes spoiled brats. It only takes a split second to cause an accident when under the influence of alcohol. Need more parents to grown up, if they wish to have their children around for many years to come. By all means, the mother was and is been an adult. In my view the mother love's and care's about her son's well being.
Jan 21, 2013 9:30PM
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Next, she needs to see if he is an alcolholic or it was just a bad day for a trucker.
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