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.
So, say at .25 cents a round, if you steal a CD, you’re looking at about 50-60 rounds, basically taking a 5 second burst from two separate SMGs. Wow, that’s just a tad harsh.
Now if she can just remember who “Daddy” was......
and you never stole anything again, did you?
Which one of those guys is her daughter?
For a 6 yr old?
No, calling the cops was way over the top.
In similar situations I have marched my kid back to the store, made him hand back the merchandise, look the store manager in the eye and apologize. That was pretty traumatic for him.
Cuts down on repeat offenders.
I agree. The mother gave up her authority - she’s the one to set her child straight.
"People think that I set her up or something to get the reward," Lyons said.
calling the cops to discipline her kid is going to get real unproductive by the time that kid is 11 or 12 - maybe sooner
You’d have them over a barrel.
(groan) bad pun overload!!
Ya but what about the $30. reward the store was offering to turn in shoplifters?
They are sure on the FIRING LINE.
If they'd only read the MAGAZINE about this.
Perhaps they weren't aROUND. Maybe they were in their CHAMBER.
My thoughts exactly. This mother needs help, IMO. An “I’ll show her” ambivalence instead of teaching her. More of an enemy type behavior instead of a nurturing, teaching behavior. Raising on threats of what I can do TO you, and not a loving/guiding/directing hand FOR her.
Now she has a sister who she can’t trust and a mother who she can’t rely on for guidance - because she may call the cops on her. This little girl must feel very lonely. Now that it’s in the news, I can’t imagine the torment from other kids.
60 years ago I went to a store after school with some other kindergartners to spend our nickles on bubble gum. I got distracted by seeing the very first “ready-made” Halloween costume I’d ever seen. A block away from the store, gum in one hand, and nickle in the other, to my horror, I realized that I hadn’t paid for the gum. I ran......as fast as I could back to that store and amid lots of tears told the owner what had happened. I seem to have been born with an “honesty” gene that is incredibly active.
Yep. That’s a great motto. Even today I can’t help telling clerks when they’ve given me too much change, or discover a stick of chapstick that I failed to put on the counter. I’ll actually go back into the store and tell them and then pay for it.
It’s a curse!
That leaves an impression on a little kid....
You have a great mother......i’ll bet your a great person also....
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