Would you turn in your kid if they committed a crime?
Discovering a picture of your child in the local paper could be a moment of pride. Not so for one mom, who recognized her own son in a surveillance snapshot while flipping through the news in her hometown of New Salem, Pennsylvania.
Turns out, Alborg's mother had become suspicious when her son suddenly had a large amount of money he claimed to have won playing the lottery.
Even if someone would never think of turning in their own flesh and blood, many refuse to bail family members out when the law finally catches up with them. When Barron Hilton got charged with a DUI last year, his sister Paris reportedly refused to bail him out. An Australian mother made waves when she refused to bail her son out of jail, and then called on other moms to follow her lead.
Family counselor Rosanne Tobey,
LPC, says, depending on the situation and the age of the child, this
could be a good idea. "If you've got a kid arrested for DUI, leaving
them in jail overnight is a good way to let them think things out," she
says. "It really sends the message that if they break the rules, they
have to suffer the consequences."
Would you turn in your kid if you knew they committed a crime?