'I Think It Will Work': Mother Comes Up With Unusual Punishment - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

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

Posted: Updated:
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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:29:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.>>
  • WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:42:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." >>
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." What happens next? An audience quickly forms. Check it out.>>
  • Woman attacked in parking lot of Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    Woman attacked in parking lot of Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:23:37 GMT
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted rape that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. >>
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted rape that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Deputies say the 26-year-old woman told them she had just finished working at the fair at around 8:00pm and was walking to her car when two men attacked her from behind and took her to the ground. >>