An Indianapolis woman, angry that her son and stepson had stolen a $50 gift card, has punished them by forcing the boys to let the public know that they're "a thief" and an "accomplice to a thief."
Unique Caruthers, 11, and Xacherey Scott, 14, had to hold cardboard signs at a busy Indianapolis intersection for more than an hour earlier this month while their stepmom, Natashia Scott, stood nearby with two younger children and two adult family members, explaining the punishment to passersby.
"This is their punishment," Natashia Scott told Fox affiliate WISH-TV, adding that she wants to deter them from stealing.
"I refuse to let them fall victim to the streets," she explained. "I didn't want to beat them, so now they get to ...stand out here on 38th Street and let everybody know what they did."
She had intended to use the gift card, which she earned at work, to payRead More »from Mom Punishes Kids for Stealing By Shaming Them in Public. Does it Work?