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'I Think It Will Work': Mother Comes Up With Unusual Punishment For Her Son

Lajuane Roberson's Mother Came Up With An Unusual Punishment For Her Son Lajuane Roberson's Mother Came Up With An Unusual Punishment For Her Son
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you drove down 37th Ave. anytime Saturday, you might have done a double take. A local mother was trying to teach her son a lesson. Talesha Roberson caught her son, LaJuane, stealing an iPod from school. He had stolen many things before and his mom was fed up with it. They tried many different punishments, but nothing has worked. So, they had him sit outside in the driveway and hold up a sign that said, "I am a thief, I like to steal."

Talesha said, "He has to stand out here all day today, he is going to come in about an hour to eat breakfast, but he has to come back out here."

Some people have told her that she is going about this the wrong way, but she is just trying to straighten her son out. "I don't care about the comments, its not about them, its about him learning that stealing is not right at all," Talesha said.

This time, it just might work.
"Look at his face, I think it will work."

We talked to her after LaJuane went inside and she said that it did the trick. She said that her son was touched by how people were looking at him and he said that he wanted to change.

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