car keysWhat would you do if your kid stole a car? What if they led the police on a car chase, which ended in a fantastic crash on a highway ramp? Oh, and what if said child was 14 years old?

If you're the mother of one particular 14-year-old accused of the above, you tell the media that your kid was wrong. And then you proceed to blame the whole thing on the owner of the stolen car and the police.

Yes, this really happened.

When the Pennsylvania TV station covering the teenage hooligan's joyride called up his mom, here's what she had to say:

My son was wrong for taking that vehicle, but someone jumped out of their car and a 14-year-old [saw] the opportunity to take the car. He didn't break the car to steal it. They left the keys in the car. I think as an adult we have some type of ownership to being responsible for our vehicles.

Ahem. America? In case you ever wondered why "kids these days" have such a bad rap, now you know: because they have parents like this one. This is the kind of attitude that makes kids think they have the right to steal something that doesn't belong to them in the first place. Because their parents raised them with a shady values system and an easy out for everything they've done wrong!

Oh, and it gets worse here, folks. The mom in question is also mad at the cops for daring to follow her son in the stolen Jeep. The way she sees it?

He had to no right to chase my son. It could have been a situation where maybe it was just a joyride down the street. Maybe he wanted to go further than he felt like walking.

What do you think of this mom's attitude?

 

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