Mom Makes Son Wear ‘Shame’ Sign


FORT WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 16 (UPI) — An Indiana woman who punished her law-breaking son by having him wear a sign in public said she is looking for help in getting him in the right track.

Dynesha Lax of Fort Wayne said she decided to have her 14-year-old son stand along Broadway with the sign, which read “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law,” for 2 hours Tuesday after a court gave him only a probation sentence with community service for what she described as multiple crimes, WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, reported Monday.

“The sign is hanging around my son’s neck because my son constantly chooses to keep breaking the law,” Lax told WXIN-TV, Fort Wayne.

She told WANE-TV she has received interview offers from media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, but she turned them down because she is only looking for ways to help her son. She said she is considering an offer from “The Dr. Drew Show” because producers said they were working on a program to work with the teenager.

Lax said she has another son who is an honor student with a 3.9 grade-point average and raised both boys the same way.

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