Posted on January 12, 2012

Indiana Mom Forces Son to Wear ‘I Lie, I Steal’ Sign on Street Corner

Fox 59, January 12, 2012

An Indiana mom says she’s at her wit’s end with her son’s behavior.  After he had yet another run-in with police, she took matters into her own hands and came up with a pretty unusual punishment.

“The sign is hanging around my son’s neck because my son constantly chooses to keep breaking the law,” said Dynesha Lax.

Lax said the list of her 14-year-old son’s crimes is growing and she intends to stop it. She’s pouring on the tough love because she said the court system isn’t getting it done.

“I decided he broke the law and they only gave him a few hours community service so I decided that we were going to wear a sign that says you looking for attention, we’re going to get you attention.”


“What else more can I do? They put him on probation and when they did probation they were quick to talk about the $300 you have to pay in fees, but nobody’s trying to help me fix my son,” said Lax.


[Editor’s Note: See the original article to watch an interview with the mother.]