Skip to comments.Ohio mom calls cops on her shoplifting 6-year-old
Posted on 12/23/2009 8:15:40 AM PST by JoeProBono
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman who asked that police be called after she caught her 6-year-old daughter shoplifting a package of stickers said Wednesday that she was just trying to teach the girl a lesson early in life.
Diane Lyons said she doesn't believe she overreacted when she discovered the girl, Shiane, had taken the $3.11 package of stickers used to make temporary tattoos. An older 10-year-old daughter told Lyons about the theft.
Chief Ronald Yeager of the Carrollton Police Department in eastern Ohio arrived at the Discount Drug Mart Dec. 15 and took the girl to the police station in his cruiser before releasing her to Lyons.....
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Good for Mom!
Stores are heavy, many hundreds of tons, sometimes.
Smart woman. Better her daughter find out the consequences now.
They ought to arrest the mom for naming her kid “Shiane”.....
Lyons, 31, asked about collecting a $30 reward for turning in shoplifters but decided not to follow up because she felt bad about doing it. "People think that I set her up or something to get the reward," Lyons said.
Had to been an OSU fan! Only they would do such a stupid thing to collect $30.
I swiped a pack of BBs when I was 8 or 9. (local mom&pops store)
My mother took me back to the store, made me apologize, and for the next week I was to sweep the entire store and front porch everyday. All while nursing a sore hind end.
That does seem a little odd.
"Da bitch set me up!"
When my son was 7 or 8, he stole a dog toy at the TG&Y in Montgomery, AL. When I realized he had it, I drove back to the store and made him get out and find the Store Manager and tell him what he’d done. I was watching through the front windows as my son, heaving in sobs, told the Manager what he’d done and then asked forgiveness. The Manager patted him on the head and spoke to him. When my son got back in the store, he said the manager told him “never do that again” and my son answered “yes, sir.”
Life lesson learned.
That disgusted/determined posture that Mom has is priceless. She’s not giving that boy an inch!
Humiliation at a young age (7-10) seems to do the trick of keeping kids off the wrong path
I breathed a sigh of relief when this story turned out like it was *supposed* to do. But I would never, *ever* encourage a parent to do something like this, because you just don’t know anymore if the people in authority, the police, or school principal, or whoever, are *sane*.
If this police officer was a kook, and you know, this does happen, he could have had the girl hauled before a judge, who might have decided that the mother was unfit, and put the girl in foster care, despite the mother’s protests.
Or sent the girl to juvenile hall. Or who knows what all else. Anymore it seems that the wackiest, most unreasonable, strident and kooky individuals just gravitate to positions of authority like this. And once you or your loved ones are in their clutches, they do their level best to stubbornly make your lives a living hell.
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