Would You Turn Your Kid in if They Commited a Crime? [POLL]
Being a parent is not easy, and it often comes with difficult decisions. Here's one. If your child was wanted by police for committing a crime, would you turn him or her into authorities?
A Florida mother did exactly that this week. She was looking at her Facebook newsfeed when she saw a post from police asking for help identifying a robbery suspect. Turns out the wanted man was none other than her teenaged son.
According to the story on Yahoo News, the woman went into her son's room at 1:00 am, woke him up, and called police. The 18-year-old was arrested and charged with shoplifting more than $600 worth of merchandise from a local Target.
This woman didn't seem to hesitate in making the decision to call the police and turn in her son. How many other parents have faced a similar situation and were forced to make a difficult decision? Or is it a difficult decision?
It's tough to say exactly what you would do in that situation. No parent wants their kid hauled off to jail - whether it be for a few days or a few years. But, at the same time, no parent wants their kid entrenched deep in a lifetime of crime. It is possible the best way to steer them clear of such a life is to make sure they are held accountable for their actions and their bad choices.
Would it make a difference to you if it was something like petty theft, compared to murder, rape, or assault? Could you turn your child in? Would you turn them in? Did this woman do the right thing?
Take our poll below and let us know how you feel about it.