In a gut wrenching video, an emotional mother spoke warned and encouraged other parents to be more actively engaged and aware of what their children are up to after discovering her 12-year-old son took part in the robbery of a 56-year-old disabled man.
The mom, who chose to keep her identity private, was alerted by a friend that her son may have been involved in a robbery at a restaurant. Police had posted surveillance video in hopes of finding the three suspects, and when the mother watched it she immediately knew she had to do something.
“I want him to be able to learn a lesson from this,” she said, fighting back tears, adding she took the action in hopes of helping her son avoid a future life of crime. The tearful mom said, adding that “it was something I had to do.”
Her 7th grade son and two other suspects asked the victim for money, and he gave each of them a dollar. Not satisfied with the man’s generosity, they demanded more. Then they decided to jump him and steal his money, since he’s on disability and is on a fixed income.
Fighting back tears, the mother said “I’m sorry, from the bottom of my heart” while adding that her son was sorry, too. This mom should be applauded for doing the right thing, and she’s clearly broken up about the whole incident.
Prayers her boy is able to avoid slipping further down a dangerous path, one she obviously hopes he avoids.
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