A family in Phoenix is laying down the law on their teenage son, after they say he stole their Range Rover while they were on vacation and took it on a joy ride. Angel Martinez says, “I just wanted to drive but I don’t have a license so I just took it. I can wash the car, and I was like I don’t have anything to dry it, so I’m gonna take it for one spin until it dries.” Angel was speeding his neighborhood, disrupting his neighbors while his parents celebrated their anniversary in Las Vegas. Angel’s family found about the joy ride after Phoenix Police gave them a call. Their son had been in trouble a few times before, so with no other options, it was time to clean house.
… For hours, Angel sat on his bed — on the front lawn — with a sign that reads: “Sorry I stole my parent’s car and was speeding.” Clothes, television, and the bedroom set were given away for free. Angel’s belongings went as fast as the vehicle he was driving. While he’ll be sleeping on the floor, or maybe the couch for the foreseeable future, it’s a lesson learned. Angel said, “It’s kind of weird, but I think it’s a fair punishment.”
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